“It is a fearful thing to hate whom God hath loved. To look upon another – his weaknesses, his sins, his faults, his defects – is to look upon one who is suffering. He is suffering from negative passions, from the same sinful human corruption from which you yourself suffer. This is very important, do not look upon him with judgmental eyes of comparison, noting the sins you assume you’d never commit. Rather, see him as a fellow sufferer, a fellow human being who is in need of the very healing of which you are in need. Help him, love him, pray for him – do unto him as you would have him do unto you.”
St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
at 3:58 PM
"There is a tendency now in revisionist history
to explain the past in terms of movements and trends of the contemporary time.
This is inevitably reductionist.
The suffering of the people is forgotten;
they become faceless, mere ciphers of a trend or dynamic of history.
To sanitize history is to blaspheme against memory.
Equally, to become obsessed with the past is to paralyze the future."
at 9:45 AM
"All men dream:
but not equally.
Those who dream by night
in the dusty recesses of their minds
wake in the day
to find that it was vanity:
but the dreamers of the day
are dangerous men,
for they may act their dream with open eyes,
to make it possible."
thankfully there's always possibility found
new opportunties learning things that you thought unattainable.
to keep the taste-buds guessing:
-a delicious healthy apple pancake recipe.
-sweet spicy sweet potato cakes, recipe
-homey shepherd's pie, without potatoes, recipe
at 7:45 PM
I've read two of his books, and they've meant more to me than sermon upon sermon ever could.
He's brilliant and lovely and seeing him in this state brought me to tears.
And amazingly he's even more beautiful,
all you have to do is read a few comments from this video to realize the impact he's made.
I've posted some of the comments just because it shows the legacy of such an inspiring man:
at 10:27 AM
I don't know how to phrase all of this without sounding flighty or ridiculous,
but I will no longer be staying in Hawaii.
Circumstances came up that I could no longer ignore and now I find myself at home again!
I'm glad to be back, but still disappointed at how things turned out.
I guess that's what happens when you have expectations.
Some way or another things won't turn out how you thought,
but that doesn't mean that it wasn't good or useful.
And it doesn't mean that although something brought you pain,
that it was "wrong" or a "bad choice."
All that to say,
yes, I'm disappointed,
but I'm moving on
and that's perfectly fine with me.
at 12:33 PM