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The next batch of Thought-Provoking quotes.

These are mostly borrowed from facebook status updates from friends during the last month or so.

“For the prophets characteristically were not moralisers or explainers, all even advocates of any program. They were poets! Their work was to open the world to alternative practice by inviting their listeners our beyond “the given”. As poets they tell the truth even in the face of empire, the truth that exploitation will not work, that brutality offends the Holy One, that imperial power is limited and called to account. As poets they tell with the hope, even in the face of empire, the hope that will cease, that the earth will be protected, that the particularity of neighbourliness will prevail against the ambitions of horse and chariot. The recovery of that alternative voice is decisive to the maintenance of “local tradition” in the face of empire.”
– Walter Brueggemann 

“What costs are we willing to endergo? you can’t be a Christian, if you’re not willing to pick up your cross. And, in the end, be crucified on it. That’s the botton line. The rest of it is just sounding brass and tinkling symbols. [the question is] How deep is your love?”
– Cornel West

“The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.”
– William Gibson

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you are here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
– Lila Watson (articulating the wisdom of her people)

“God does not love you for who you are; He loves you for who He is.”
– Attributed to Matt Kean (or Anon, depending on who you talk to)

“The silence of good people never serves God well. We must always be prepared to deafen wrong, poverty, and injustice.”
– 2 Kings 18:36

“Fear is vision without hope.”
– Mark Driscoll

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So, keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
– Steve Jobs

“You are the God who sees me.”
Genesis 16:13

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte 

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Kathleen Johansson

We shall win.

"The decree has gone forth that the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and that He shall reign whose right it is from the River to the ends of the earth. We shall win. It is only a question of time. I believe that this Movement shall inaugurate the final conquest of our Lord Jesus Christ."
- General Catherine Booth

Things I’ve said.

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