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QUOTES

 
 
Truth and wisdom for all - including the homosexuals

Seek first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all things shall be given to you. - The Bible, Matt 6:33

That the saints say these words out of humility and not because they are true... - From Canon on sin and grace, The council of Carthage (417 AD)

He who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all. - Coleridge (famous philosopher)

Don't fix your life, so you would be left alone right when you come to the middle of it. - A line from the movie The object of my Affection (on relationship)

What God has made clean, you must not call profane. - The Bible, Act 10:15

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde (famous gay play write in the late 1800s)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea. - The Bible, Psalm 46

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you...as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Nelson Mandela

A Christian community is not a healing community because wounds are cured or pains alleviated, but because wounds and pains become openings or occasions fro a new vision. - Henri Nouwen

We stand on a mountain pass in the midst of whirling snow and blinding mist, through which we get glimpses now and then of paths which may be deceptive. If we stand still we shall be frozen to death. If we take the wrong road we shall be dashed to pieces. We do not certainly know weather there is any right one. What must we do? 'Be strong and of good courage.' Act for the best and take what comes. If death ends all, we cannot meet death better. - William James (late 1800s Christian philosopher), in The Will to Believe

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.- Prayer of Saint Francis

As a person, Blame no one, and excel. - From the book: Intimacy between men, Driggs/Finn (Christian therapists)

Work on your offering to others, respect yourself, friendship will find you. - From the book: Intimacy between men, Driggs/Finn (Christian therapist)

If we are serious about personal and social healing and change, we must be committed to the work of listening and learning. - From the book: Coming out through fire, Tigert (gay affirming pastor)

It is not God's will to build a risk-free world. It is God's will that whatever befalls those who love will not defeat them. - Rev. Gregory Turner

The more one analyses people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature. - Oscar Wilde in his play "The Decay of Lying"

Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. - Oscar Wilde in his play "An Ideal Husband"

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. - Oscar Wilde in his play "The Duchess of Padua"
 
"Life is what is happening when we are planning for it to happen." - John Lennon