Friday, October 28, 2011

Einstein on Charity

Albert Einstein: "More and more I come to value charity an dlove of one's fellow being above everything else ... All our lauded technological progess -- our very civilization -- is like the axe in the hannd of the pathological criminal."

Thursday, October 13, 2011


From John Calvin:

"Now this word, which Christ employs, well deserves our attention; for it shows that the whole accomplishment of our salvation, and all the parts of it, are contained in his death ... the meaining therefore is that everything which contributes to the salvation of men is to be found in Christ and ought not to be sought out anywhere else."

Monday, October 03, 2011

The Cross

From Saint Theodore the Studite:

How precious the gift of the Cross. How splendid to contemplate. In the Cross, there is no mingling of good and evil as in the tree of paradise. It is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste. The fruit of this tree is not death but life, not darkness but light. This tree does not cast us out of paradise, but opens the way for our return.

This was the tree on which Christ, like a king on a chariot, destroyed the devil the lord of death and freed the human race from his tyranny. This was the tree upon which the Lord like a brave warrior wounded in hands, feet and side, healed the wounds of sin that the evil serpent had inflicted on our nature.

A tree once caused our death, but now a tree brings life.