Saturday, March 23, 2013

"kingdom community"

This quote is from Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, an organization dedicated to creating communities where the developmentally disabled and those who assist them share life together.
"We are not a people who think we are better. We are not an elite. We are people who are poor, but who have been drawn together by God and put their trust in God. That is what a kingdom community is all about: a community that knows it has been called by God in all its poverty and weakness, and that God is love."

Friday, March 01, 2013

On the end of Job

From Lisa Velthouse's spiritual memoir Craving Grace:
"Although for thirty-seven chapters Job's innocence and deservedness have been his party line, he doesn't tout either one now. Both seem to have become irrelevant to the discussion. Job plays no more bargaining chips, and he no longer implies that life is unfair. God's greatness has silenced and humbled him, and what he has to say is brief: 'Things I knew nothing about ... things far too wonderful for me ... but now I have seen.'"