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“I discovered later, and am still discovering right up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. By this-worldliness I mean living unreservedly in life’s duties, problems, successes, failures. In doing so we throw ourselves completely into the arms of God, taking seriously not our own suffering but those of God in the world. That, I think, is faith.”
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1944
If the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul and if the the second is like it, that is, to love your neighbor as yourself, then it is inescapable that perhaps the greatest sin is a failure to love.
James DeVenny, Unpublished manuscript
The paradox of God's love is that, on one hand it is the strongest force in the universe, yet on the other hand it is the only force that is incapable of coercion.
-James DeVenny, Unpublished manuscript
Arrogance says God must. Presumption says God will. Faith says God can.
-James DeVenny, Unpublished manuscript.
The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to
be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and
family, in one's backyard.
- Abraham Maslow
If the only prayer you ever say in life is "Thank you". . . that is
- Meister Eckert
There are only two ways to live . . . one is as though nothing is
a miracle. . . the other is as if everything is.
Miracles are not a contradiction of nature. They are only in
contradiction of what we know of nature.
- St. Augustine
Eating lunch with a friend, hearing the rain patter against the
window. There is no event so commonplace but that God
is present within it, always hidden, always leaving room to
recognize Him or not to recognize Him.