"Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood." Pope Francis, speaking to the U.S. Congress.
"If you want to know if somebody is Christian just ask them to complete this sentence: Jesus said, 'I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you...' And if they don't say 'welcomed me in,' they are either a terrorist, or they are running for president. Steven Colbert, host of The Late Show.
"It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves." Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court justice, in the opinion declaring bans on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of the sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free..." Jesus of Nazareth, (Luke 4:18)
Happy New Year.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”