“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”

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“I count myself a rationalist and a skeptic, and I find myself constantly defending Christians and Christianity…All the things that we value, the right of free speech, the right of the individual conscience, these evolved in first and second century Roman Christendom, where the individual Christian said, ‘I have a right to believe, what I believe and not what the Emperor tells me.’ From that our whole idea of democracy and the equality that we have has developed…We owe Christianity the greatest debt of thanks that a generation can ever have and to slight it and to dismiss it as being irrelevant is the detritus of rather ill read minds, I think.”

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We served. We fought. We brought our egos. We brought our personal agendas and vendettas. We were ruthless. And some of us, I assume, were good people.

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“It would be so much easier if God just handed you the blueprint, wouldn’t it? It would be easier to follow ‘the plan.’ But God is too good for that; too kind. He wants relationship with you too much to hand you a blueprint and let you walk away…So embrace the wildness of your season, the gray areas that litter every step, and learn to listen to the Spirit of God in you. Black and white isn’t always His way. More often than not, His way is through the confusing and the impossible, because that’s where you’re most likely to hold His hand.”

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“The Times says this story was published at the request of the author, which is the way the Times used to sell classified ads…that’s not journalism, that’s clickbait.”

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“You know what temptations are, you know how real they are. Yet I am commanded by God not to move in that direction, but to honor Him, because He wishes to live in this body. So whatever you are battling, here’s what I say to you: invite Him to live within you. That is to be His residence. And then let the One Who occupies that building tell you how to manage it and how to live with it.”

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