Debunking the myths

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Men forsook God, and made carved images of men. Since therefore an image of man was falsely worshipped as God, God became truly Man, that the falsehood might be done away.

–Cyril of Jerusalem
(313—386)

Art: Rembrandt

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Nothing can take His place

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If you put anything
in the middle of a place
that is meant for God,
it will be too small.

–Tim Keller

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Retreating from Love

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All sin is rooted in the failure of love.
All sin is a withdrawal of love from God,
in order to love something else.
Sin sets boundaries to our hope,
and locks our love in prison.

–Thomas Merton
No Man Is An Island

The way to wellness

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We shall not be well so long
as we love and admire anything more
than we love and admire God.

–C. S. Lewis

Published in: on 11/30/2012 at 7:44  Leave a Comment  
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Rumors of paradise

These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the heart of their worshippers.  For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.

–C. S. Lewis

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