what kind of universe are we living in?
is it safe or dangerous?
is there a force, an energy, a being calling out to us,
in many languages, using a variety of methods and events,
trying to get our attention?
or are we alone in the world?
should we dismiss those experiences that come out of nowhere,
the love that creeps in, with no explanation,
at the strangest times,
that quiet grace that grabs hold of us in the middle of the night
and assures us that we’re going to be fine?
“If it is hope that maintains and upholds faith and keeps it moving on, if it is hope that draws the believer into the life of love, then it will also be hope that is the mobilizing and driving force of faith’s thinking, of its knowledge of, and reflections on, human nature, history and society. Faith hopes in order to know what it believes. Hence all its knowledge will be an anticipatory, fragmentary knowledge forming a prelude to the promised future, and as such is committed to hope. Hence also vice versa the hope which arises from faith in God’s promise will become the ferment in our thinking, its mainspring, the source of its restlessness and torment.”—JÜRGEN MOLTMANN
I dont know how more people haven’t got mental health problems Thinking is one of the most stressful things I’ve ever come across And not being able to articulate what I want to say drives me crazy I think I should try and read more books And learn some new words My sister used to read the dictionary I’m going to start with that I’d like to travel I want to see India, and the pyramids, A whale, and that race with all the bicycles in France
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”—Mark Twain (via carolinekramer)