Etcetera Quotes for Reflection

Religion is a guy in church thinking about fishing. 
Spirituality is a guy out fishing thinking about God. 
Author unknown 

( Gals can go fishing too )

             Badger BatesWimpatja Paakana Nhaartalana (Me fishing on the Darling River) 2004 Linoprint 

                                                                                     ©Badger  Bates from here

Image from here

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:
How are you? 

I have a thousand brilliant lies 
For the question:
What is God?

If you think that the Truth can be known
From words,

If you think that the Sun and the Ocean
Can pass through that tiny opening
Called the mouth,

O someone should start laughing!
Someone should start wildly laughing –



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The whole purpose of the Bible, it seems to me, is to convince people to set the written word down in order to become living words in the world for God’s sake. 

For me, this willing conversion of ink back to blood is the full substance of faith. 

 Barbara Taylor Brown

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

Reinhold Niebuhr


 H/T to a Seeking Spirit Blog for these quotes. (I've added my own choices of images.)

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