Thursday, May 20, 2010

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

"God didn't come down and kill us.  I don't see God shooting children and priests.  None of us met God beating up Jew and shoving them into railroad cars.  This is men doing the murdering.  Talk to men about their evil, kill the evil men, but pray to God. You can't expect God to some down and do our living for us.  We have to do that ourselves."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

" 'I had my chance.'  He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are not second chances.  You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward."

"The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best."

"Hope can get you through anything."

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Shake by William P. Young

"Forgiveness if not about forgetting.  It is about letting go of another person's throat...Forgiveness does not create a relationship.  Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible.  When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgement, but without true change, no real relationship can be established...Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.  But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation...Forgiveness does not excuse anything...You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely.  And then one day you will pray for his wholeness."