Sunday, September 11, 2016

"So What I Said Was..."

Just two quotations I shared this morning in Meeting for Worship at West Newton Friends Meeting as I offered some reflections on the anniversary of 9/11, the current political rhetoric, the spreading miasma of hatred across the world, and the ocean of Light and Love that covers the ocean of darkness and death.

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." – Phillipians 4:8

"To me, being a Christian is a particular way of life... being the kind of person that Jesus wanted his followers to be and doing the things he told them to do…

Nor, it seems to me, can you live a Christian life unless, like Jesus, you believe in the power of goodness, of justice, of mercy and of love; unless you believe in these so strongly that you are prepared to put them to the acid test of experiment; unless these constitute the real meaning of life for you, more important than life itself, as they were for Jesus." -- Kathleen Lonsdale, 1967

"...think about such things."