The Divine Nature
"Charity is more than enduring insults;
it is loving the insulter.
The pure love of Christ returns good in the face of evil.
Charity is not self-righteous restraint or polite
avoidance, but running to rescue the sinner."
"One should not assume
ego behind every rebuke;
giving counsel does not always connote ... conceit;
admonition does not automatically equate arrogance,
and advice is not necessarily evidence of condescension."
"They will say 'I'm just joking,' as if masking maliciousness
as some sort of comical sport, exempts them from all penalties.
But to their surprise, one day they will find that cruel clowning
consequences, and that even jesters must face judgment."
"How can we expect to eliminate loneliness
when we build electronic walls around ourselves,
and block the progress of real relationships?
no 'app' to replace the power of human touch;
there is no technology to substitute
a smile, hand shake or embrace."
"Although the self-righteous are quick
to utter outrage against sinners, they can barely
keep pace with the speed at which serial sinners accuse
genuinely good souls of being self-righteous."
"Destiny is not an endowment
and will not drag you along by a leash.
Your destiny will not be obtained by talent,
but by sacrifice: the sacred service you bring to
Godly alters, unto the Master of your Divine Nature."