26 October 2007

Quotes on a Friday...

"One of the most difficult things is not to change society - but to change yourself."
~Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid activist and former president of South Africa.

"What makes the temptation of power so seemingly irresistible? Maybe it is that power offers an easy substitute for the hard task of love. It seems easier to be God than to love God, easier to control people than to love people, easier to own life than to love life."
~Henri Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus, 1989

Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her.
~James Hal Cone

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
~Dalai Lama

The fullness of Joy is to behold God in everything.
~Julian of Norwich

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