"It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future."
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
"It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them."
Confucius
"Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human."
Henri Nouwen
"We cling too much to the promises of broken people and not enough on the promises of an unbroken Redeemer."
T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace and the Gospel (via tblaberge)
"Christ’s death was not just a general sacrifice, but a substitutionary one. He did not merely buy us a “second chance”, giving us another opportunity to get life right and stay right with God. He did all we needed to do, but cannot do. If Jesus’ death really paid for our sins on our behalf, we can never fall back into condemnation."
Timothy Keller (via kissthewave)

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"Satan tells me I am unworthy; but I always was unworthy, and yet You have long loved me; and therefore my unworthiness cannot be a barrier to having fellowship with You now."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening; Feb 3  (via absolutelyinlovewithhim)