man not only lives, but loves &reasons: bio life reaches highest known level in him
we r statues &there is a rumor going round that some are going to come to life someday.
the son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God. (JC =our bro now).
idk how things would have worked if human race never rebelled ag God &joined enemy.
the 2 kinds of life now not only different but actually opposed. the natural life in each of us is smtg self centered, smtg that wants to be petted &admired, to take advantage of other lives, to exploit the whole universe. &specially it wants to be kept well away from anything better or stronger or higher than it, anything that might make it feel small. it's afraid of the light &air of the spiritual world, just as people who've been brought up to be dirty are afraid of a bath. &in a sense it's quite right (coping). it knows that if the spiritual life gets hold of it, all its self centeredness &self will are going to be killed &it's ready to fight tooth &nail to avoid that. he thinks you're killing him, he'll do anything to prevent you
the Eternal Being, who knows everything &created the whole universe became not only a man but (before that) a baby.. if you want to get hang of it, like you becoming a slug..
he chose am early career which involved the killing of His human desires at every turn
the part of you that doesn't like it is the part that is still tin. (LOOK ALIVE).
individuals aren't really separate from God any more than from one another.
every man, woman, &child is feeling &breathing only bc God is keeping him going.
we're offered something at very much less than cost price, &smtg we could never have paid for at cost price. (redemption, forgiveness, eternal life). -you're doomed to death rn.
the other part is beyond all human knowledge. (let go , intellectual Bible thumper).
he gave them free will bc world of automata could never love /know infinite happiness.
when talking about God -irreducible Fact on which all other facts depend.
humans - different from 1 another &each contributing what no other could
He works through nature.. at first it's natural for baby to take mother's milk without knowing mother.. recognize the real Giver..
if you're interested enough in these talks.. make a shot at saying a prayer (don't stop).
if you can keep your head , when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.