“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”—1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)
“I hate all your show/ Instead let there be a flood of justice/ An endless procession of righteousness/ Instead let there be a flood of justice/ Instead of a show/ Give love to the ones who can’t love at all/ Give hope to the ones who got no hope at all/ Stand up for the ones who can’t stand at all/ I hate all your show.”—Jon Foreman, “Instead of a Show” (via rachelelizj)
“…But as it is, I’m like an insect that’s flown into a room of its own accord. I dash against the walls, dash against the windows, flop against the ceiling, do everything on God’s earth in fact, except fly out again. And all the while, I’m thinking, like that moth, or that butterfly, or whatever it is, ‘The shortness of life! The shortness of life! I’ve only one night or one day and there’s this vast dangerous garden, undiscovered, unexplored.”—At The Bay, Katherine Mansfield. (via streebgreeblings)
Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.