06/21…of the day

Verse of the Day:
“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
The sacrifices of God area broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise. ”
~Ps 51:16-17

Quote of the Day:
“So what inspired Paul to be a hopeful realist? The answer is the cross and empty tomb of Jesus. The grotesque violence of the crucifixion explodes our ideals about life. The raucous cry of dereliction shows us that Jesus Himself teetered on the edge of disillusionment with God. But Paul had learned that the cross is not the terminal stop in following the way of Jesus. Ending up on a cross is inevitable in following our Lord, but to follow Jesus to the cross is to exit out of a tomb. The resurrection is the sign that new creation is in the works, on the way and sweetly bursting out of the cracks into our present sphere. The resurrection infuses our struggling, cross-bearing lives with hope that all things will one day be made new. The resurrection makes hopeful realism possible … and cynicism obsolete.”
~“How to be a Realist Without Loosing Your Soul” by Andrew Byers in Relevant Magazine

Lyrics of the Day:
“Would you fall to pieces
If I never came back?
Tear it all apart
Til there was nothing left
Would you fall to pieces
If I never came back…
Spent so long waiting here”
~“Fall to Pieces” by Matt Nathanson

currently listening to “Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars – STILL slightly obsessed with “Poison & Wine”.



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