when I am offering less grace for others than I need from the Lord for my own flesh, there is a problem.
“Um, no?” I was a bit confused about where this conversation was going.
“Do you know any drug dealers?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Any exotic dancers?”
“How about any prostitutes?”
“Of course not!” I was a bit indignant now, as if he was trying to indict me somehow. He got a sad look on his face.
“Neither do I,” he said. “I think that’s part of the problem.
"I can’t stand moral absolutism. You know, there’s always that guy who wants to point out that Martin Luther King cheated on his wife— as if he obviously couldn’t have been a great person if he did something like that. Or someone will bring out an inspirational quote, and get you to agree, and then inform you that Hitler said it. As if a good thought couldn’t come from Hitler. Moral absolutism keeps us from learning from the past. It’s easy to say: ‘Hitler was a demon. Nazis were all bad seeds.’ That’s simple. It’s much harder to say: ‘Is that humanity? Is that me?’"
A tree smiles knowing there’s life after death
If marriage isn’t a commitment, then what’s the point of the vows we say?
Now, “Till death do us part” really means “Till the feelings go away.”