...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, 
I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, 
advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  
- Thomas Jefferson

… the human task is to journey through an ever-changing world, trying to be faithful to the meaning of God as we, with our limited vision, perceive that meaning. We do not possess God, we do not possess God’s truth no matter what our religious authority claims suggest. So we do not worry about those who believed the things that we today reject. That is ultimately God’s business and God has a way of being non-judgmental that is far greater than that found in those who claim to be “true believers.”  
~  John Selby Spong

Receive the light from living saints, or from candles lit by those who have gone before.
~ Rumi

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”
― Ansel Adams

To love, and to be loved, one must do good to others.
—Mary Baker Eddy

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

"People who have not made friends with the birds do not know how much they miss."
- John Burroughs

Love is the bridge between you and everything.
~ Rumi

“Forgiveness is the final form of love.”

― Reinhold Niebuhr

Love itself describes its own perfection.
Be speechless and Listen.
~ Rumi

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