The Christian Faith…
It is no use saying He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the Lord of all things, if He is not the Lord of my whole unified intellectual life. I am false or confused if I sing about Christ’s lordship and contrive to retain areas of my own life that are autonomous.
“You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. I mean, do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage. How are we to be patient in dealing with our neighbor’s faults if we are impatient in dealing with our own? He who is fretted by his own failings will not correct them.
— St. Francis de Sales
I delivered to you with top priority that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, and that he has been raised on the third day according to the scriptures.
—Paul Apostle of Jesus
When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.”