April 23, 2014
"I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once."
- C.S. Lewis (via observando)
"We should make Easter a forty-day celebration. If Lent is that long, Easter should be at least that long, all the way to Ascension. We should meet regularly for Easter parties. We should drink champagne at breakfast. We should renew baptismal vows with splashing water all over the place. And we should sing and dance and blow trumpets and put out banners in the streets. And we should invite the homeless people to parties and we should go around town doing random acts of generosity and celebration. We should be doing things which would make our sober and serious neighbors say, ‘What is the meaning of this outrageous party?’"
N.T. Wright (via gospelofthekingdom)
N.T. Wright is the man.
"We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words."
- John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (via quoted-books)
April 22, 2014
"You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily."
- Walter M. Miller Jr, A Canticle for Leibowitz (via quoted-books)
April 21, 2014
"The Birth of Christ is the eucatastrophe of Man’s history. The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation. The story begins and ends in joy."
- J.R.R. Tolkien (“eucatastrophe”)