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Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Never stop making the connections between sexism, racism, militarism, nationalism and all forms of violence.
- Marge Tuite,
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Moreover I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, wickedness was there as well. I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for he has appointed a time for every matter, and for every work.
- Ecclesiastes 3:16-17
Monday, 28 June 2010
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple... but only God can count the apples in a seed.
-- Author Unknown
Sunday, 27 June 2010
As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of the Lord Jesus Christ.
~ 1 Thessalonians 1:3, NLT
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Friday, 25 June 2010
When you come upon your enemy's ox or donkey going astray, you shall bring it back. When you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden and you would hold back from setting it free, you must help to set it free.
- Exodus 23:4-5
Thursday, 24 June 2010
The Bible shows how the world progresses. It begins with a garden, but ends with a Holy City.
-- Phillips Brooks
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
...Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.
~ Isaiah 30:15, NLT
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you will have, be, and do in the tomorrows of your life.
-- Author Unknown
Monday, 21 June 2010
Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.
- Luke 8:1-3
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Who needs fathers? We all do. We especially need our Father in heaven, who forgives our parenting inadequacies for Jesus’ sake and who enables us each day with a fresh start. Just as the loving father in Luke’s gospel welcomed home his lost son, our Father will one day welcome us into heaven together with all others who love and trust in Jesus.
-- Dr. Rodney Rathmann
Saturday, 19 June 2010
We must welcome the night. It's the only time that the stars shine.
-- Michel Quoist
Friday, 18 June 2010
Oppressed people are frequently very oppressive when first liberated. And why wouldn't they be? They know best two positions. Somebody's foot on their neck or their foot on somebody's neck.
- Florynce R. Kennedy
lawyer and civil rights activist (1916-2000)
Thursday, 17 June 2010
You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
- Exodus 23:9
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.
-- Jim Elliot
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other.
~ Matthew 6:24, NLT
Monday, 14 June 2010
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
-- 1 John 3:18
Sunday, 13 June 2010
It is the acid test of nonviolence that ... there is no rancor left behind, and in the end, the enemies are converted into friends.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Saturday, 12 June 2010
[If one] does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment, does not take advance or accrued interest, withholds his hand from iniquity, executes true justice between contending parties, follows my statutes, and is careful to observe my ordinances, acting faithfully—such a one is righteous; he shall surely live, says the Lord God.
- Ezekiel 18:7-9 NRSV
Friday, 11 June 2010
Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage. Anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain as they are.
- St. Augustine
Thursday, 10 June 2010
To the rich man, Lazarus was part of the landscape. If ever he did notice him, it never struck him that Lazarus had anything to do with him. He was simply unaware of his presence, or, if he was aware of it, he had no sense of responsibility for it... A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing.
-- William Barclay
Tuesday, 08 June 2010
There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot from that situation, create something that is surpassingly good. He did it at the creation. He did it at the cross. He is doing it today.
-- Handley C. G. Moule
Monday, 07 June 2010
Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.
-- Romans 6:13
Sunday, 06 June 2010
After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he got up, left everything, and followed him. Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" Jesus answered, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance."
- Luke 5:27-32 NRSV
Saturday, 05 June 2010
The gospel of Christ knows of no religion but social; no holiness but social holiness.
- John Wesley
from the preface to Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739)
Friday, 04 June 2010
We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today.
-- A. W. Tozer
Thursday, 03 June 2010
Everywhere and at all times of greatest trial [people] have appeared, prophets and saints who cherished their freedom, who preached the One God and who with [God's] help brought the people to a reversal of their downward course. Man is free, to be sure, but without the true God he is defenseless against the principle of evil.... We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience.
- Sophie Scholl
and her co-resisters in The White Rose, a nonviolent student movement against the Nazis.
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak justice.
The law of their God is in their hearts;
their steps do not slip.
- Psalm 37:30-31
Tuesday, 01 June 2010
When two elephants struggle, it is the grass that suffers.
- East African Proverb