I slept and dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
– Nobel-prize winning poet, Rabindranath Tagore
He who loves his dream of a community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even though his personal intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together
The task is not to find the lovable object, but to find the object before you lovable – whether given or chosen – and to be able to continue finding this one lovable, no matter how that person changes. To love is to love the person one sees. As the apostle John reminds us: ‘He who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.’ (1 John 4:20)
– Soren Kierkegaard
We know only as we are known, and we conduct our research only as we are searched through and through by God
– Thomas F. Torrance, Theological Science