Today I’m working on finishing up my fellowship project and reading through all the material that I’ve been preparing to get uploaded. This quote just about jumped off the page as I read it. This basically summarizes my experience this summer. Couldn’t say it better myself, so I won’t try.
“We realize that no one is going to come along and hand us truth, justice. We get that only in comics and in the movies, not in the real world. The real world is a messy, complicated place, where there are many hard questions, no easy answers, and lots of work to do. But inside of all of us there is the capacity to live up to the potential given to us as human beings created in God’s image. . . . We can make the world a better place. Bring the dream of redemption a little closer.”
-Rabbi Robert Levine, There Is No Messiah and You Are It
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I can’t now recall the source but I remember a message that stuck with me very well: it was a speech along the lines of the Bodhidharma quote:
“All know the way, but few actually walk it.”
and how the most profound difference between people such as Jesus and people such as you or me, is that he had the guts to say and believe “I am the way, follow me.”
That’s beautiful! I especially like the “…he had the guts to say and believe ‘I am the way, follow me.”