The keystone of the spirit


The love of God
is to the human spirit
what the keystone 
is to the arch;
ruin is the consequence
when it falls from
its place.

–Thomas Erskine

Living in our belovedness


Imagine how much a man’s life would be changed if he trusted that he was loved by God? He could interact with the poor and not show partiality, he could love his wife easily and not expect her to redeem him, he would be slow to anger because redemption was no longer at stake, he could be wise and giving with his money because money no longer represented points, he could give up on formulaic religion, knowing that checking stuff off a spiritual to-do list was a worthless pursuit, he would have confidence and the ability to laugh at himself, and he could love people without expecting anything in return. It would be quite beautiful, really.

–Donald Miller


Living in awareness
of our belovedness
is the axis around which
the Christian life revolves.

–Brennan Manning

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