Most of us would agree that the important thing about Jesus is not his supposed miraculous birth or the claim that he was resurrected from death, but rather how he lived. The power of his love, the penetrating simplicity of his teachings, and the force of his example of service on behalf of the disenfranchised and downtrodden are what is crucial.— Forrest Church
The most joyful Forrest Church quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Want what you have. Do what you can. Be who you are.
The goal is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for.
.. The one thing that can't be taken from us, even by death, is the love we give away before we go.
We Unitarian Universalists have inherited a magnificent theological legacy.
In a sweeping answer to creeds that divide the human family, Unitarianism proclaims that we spring from a common source; Universalism, that we share a common destiny.
Remember, Angels are both God's messengers and God's message, witness to eternity in time, to the presence of the divine amidst the ordinary. Every moment of every day is riddled by their traces.
America's egalitarian mandate reflects the liberality of the creator, and thus countermands, by divine witness, all feudal and aristocratic structures. It also parallels the Jewish concept of repair the world, or Tikkun ha'olam, which holds that the human spirit is in partnership with God to help finish the work of creation.
We don't only invent God; we also discover God. Looking at the creation, we strive to deduce the nature of the creator. We take familiar images of power and expand them until they become big enough to encompass the divine.
Death is not a curse to be outwitted no matter the cost.
Death is the natural pivot on which life turns, without which life as we know it could not be. A pro-life-support position is not always a pro-life position. When we can no longer hold on with purpose, to let go is to die with dignity and grace.
God seeks us as eagerly as we seek God.
Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.
The world does not owe us a living, we owe the world a living, our own.