Monday, July 18, 2011

Thoughts about Faith, Hope, and Love

Still reading William Sloane Coffin, his writing is "right on" when it comes to the Church and the world. Below are a few more "spiritual gems' to think about in the days and weeks to come.

"Love, and you are a success or not the world thinks so. The highest purpose of Christianity, which is primarily a way of life, not a system of belief, is to love one another. And the first fruit of love is joy, the joy that represents meaning and fulfillment."

"Love measures our stature: the more we love, the bigger we are. There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself."

"If faith puts us on the road, hope keeps us there."

"I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings."