St. Paul: Love

folio 950 recto of the codex with text of 1 Co...

folio 950 recto of the codex with text of 1 Corinthians 1;1-21 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
—Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians, 13: 4-7.


“I’m not going to let anybody come down at night like Nicodemus and whisper something in my ear that no one else can hear. That is not executive privilege it is poppycock.”
—Sam James Ervin Jr.

God and goodness

English: A statue of Ethan Allen, sculpted by ...

To suppose that God Almighty has confined his goodness to this world, to the exclusion of all others, is much similar to the idle fancies of some individuals in this world, that they, and those of their communion or faith, are the favorites of heaven exclusively; but these are narrow and bigoted conceptions, which are degrading to a rational nature, and utterly unworthy of God, of whom we should form the most exalted ideas.

~ Ethan Allen ~

William Ralph Inge: Christianity

Symbol of Christianity, white and golden version.

Symbol of Christianity, white and golden version. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas ball - Christianity“No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. ”
William Ralph Inge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Herman Hesse: Love of God and good

Hermann Hesse, photographed this year

Love of God is not always the same as love of good. ”
Herman Hesse.

Klopstock: Slave

Portrait of Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

“He who has an opinion of his own, but depends on the opinion and tastes of others is a slave.”