Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Martin Buber:   “The true meaning of love of one’s neighbour is not that it is a command from God, which we are to fulfil, but that through it and in it we meet God”.
Charlotte Bronte:   “Unless I have the courage to use the language of Truth in preference to the jargon of Conventionality, I ought to be silent.”
G.A.Studdert-Kennedy:   “A pain in the mind is the prelude to all discovery… True life only begins when a man is troubled about life, troubled as to what it means. The difference between a man and an animal is just that capacity for being troubled.”
Fear and Love.          “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” 
John Lennon
Tutu on Human Beings.           “Because God became a human being it means human beings are not just important – they are to be revered, they are very close to being worshiped, because we are all created in the image of God, and therefore each one of us is a God-carrier. And so to ill-treat a human being is not just a criminal act, it is of religious concern, because it is blasphemy”    Tutu – The Authorised Portrait  P. 56
Not Wanted  A rise of 1 percent in joblessness in the United States is accompanied by an increase of roughly 1 percent in the suicide rate.  In our world of increasing inequalities, suicide now claims more US lives than homicide and war combined.
Frances Moore Lappe           
Tutu on Theology            “Theology is not the same thing as religion or faith. Theology is always temporary, transient; there is no final theology.  We are always evolving, always growing in our understanding of things-  Tutu – The Authorised Portrait.”  P. 64 

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