The feud between the capitalist and laborer, the house of Have and the house of Want, is as old as social union, and can never be entirely quieted; but he who will act with moderation, prefer fact to theory, and remember that very thing in this world is relative and not absolute, will see that the violence of the contest may be stilled.
– George Bancroft
This affirmation of the resurrection has become very important to me over the many years. It became a go to remark at funerals. It speaks to the hope in us that nothing in all creation or history can “trump” resurrection and grace.
Frederick Beuchner writes, “The New Testament proclaims that at some unforeseeable time in the future God will ring down the final curtain on history, and there will come a Day on which all our days and all the judgments upon each other will themselves be judged. The judge will be Christ. In other words, the one who judges us most finally will be the one who loves us most fully.”
In hope in spite of the facts. John
You cannot get out of a chronic situation without going through an acute phase.
- Rabbi Edwin Friedman
Never mistake mental activity for thinking.
– Rabbi Edwin Friedman