In the marvellous way of the internet, I came across this article by Andrew Torrance handily summarising Kierkegaard on his 200th anniversary. Inspired. These are a few chunks that leapt out at me. …it is the real person of God, rather than a mere human idea of God, that lies at the heart of the Christian […]
“Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.” – George Saunders, quoted in the New York Times, h/t Tom Hewson
Despite what we may have heard, there is no biblical evidence that God’s primary interest as regards us is in our weakness or our depravity…
“With your life shredded, you quickly realize what’s important. Cancer takes so much, it’s ruthless, however there are some things it can’t touch.”
Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend
With thee; but, sir, so what I plead is just.
Why do sinners’ ways prosper? and why must
Disappointment all I endeavour end?
“…there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind that is most precious you will not hear much talked about in the great outside world of winning and achieving…”
‘The temptation for all of us, everywhere, is to contract out of this real world, to try and create an easier world of one’s own, and to keep out of trouble at all costs.’