Here are my favorite quotes from my reading this year.
"You do not think yourself into a new way of living as much as you live your way into a new way of thinking."
— Richard Rohr, Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality
— Michelle Obama, Becoming
"Instead of pathologizing every human quirk, we should say, By the grace of this behavior, this individual has found it possible to continue."
“Swifts aren't always cresting the atmospheric boundary layer at dizzying heights; most of the time they are living below it in thick and complicated air. That's where they feed and mate and bathe and drink and are. But to find out about the important things that affect their lives, they must go higher to survey the wider scene, and there communicate with others about the larger forces impinging on their realm....Not all of us need to make that climb...but as a community, surely some of us are required, by dint of flourishing life and the well-being of us all, to look clearly at the things that are so easily obscured by the everyday.”
"Let's see what love can do."
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