It is the easiest thing in the world to work all the time, compared to the incredible difficulty of spending one hour or one day of rest in a proper way. — Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Out Of Revolution (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1938), p.14. (via bluedollar)

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Once we have surrendered our senses and nervous systems to the private manipulation of those who would try to benefit by taking a lease on our eyes and ears and nerves, we don’t really have any rights left. — Marshall McLuhan in Understanding Media (1964), quoted by Nick Carr here (via ayjay)

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It is necessary to repeat the truth over and over again, because the falsehoods around us are also being constantly repeated, not by individuals but by the masses, in newspapers and encyclopedias, in the schools and at the universities. Everywhere, falsehood is on top, comfortable and secure in the knowledge that the majority is on its side.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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tastefullyoffensive:

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Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God’s absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering. — Rev. Andrew Lindzey (via mouthwingss)

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The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor. — Dorothy Day (via piperlr)

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Prayer is the experience of knowing that God is the source of everything we claim as our own. — Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Formation (via recycledsoul)

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wesleyhill:

"One interpreter writes that it is tempting to compare Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with the triumphal marches glittering with pomp and ceremony as we know them from the pages of Roman history. Jesus too is a victorious sovereign. His power is apparent to all. Cheering crowds surge towards the Omnipotent One, and the breath of divinity is in the air. And yet — suppose a high-ranking Roman officer in shining armor had trotted by just then on his blooded mount, his orderly troop behind him, a fragment of that great army which bore the power of Rome across the world. What would he have thought had he seen the poorly dressed man on his donkey, a coat as a saddle, the heterogenous crowd about him? The thought hurts, but that is how it was. This then is how it is when God descends to men!"
— Romano Guardini, The Lord

wesleyhill:

"One interpreter writes that it is tempting to compare Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with the triumphal marches glittering with pomp and ceremony as we know them from the pages of Roman history. Jesus too is a victorious sovereign. His power is apparent to all. Cheering crowds surge towards the Omnipotent One, and the breath of divinity is in the air. And yet — suppose a high-ranking Roman officer in shining armor had trotted by just then on his blooded mount, his orderly troop behind him, a fragment of that great army which bore the power of Rome across the world. What would he have thought had he seen the poorly dressed man on his donkey, a coat as a saddle, the heterogenous crowd about him? The thought hurts, but that is how it was. This then is how it is when God descends to men!"

— Romano Guardini, The Lord