Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Abraham Lincoln




“As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

Friday, March 17, 2017

Psalms 119-165

King James Bible, Psalms 119-165
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Viktor Frankl



 
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:
the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude..."

In reference to the above Viktor Frankl quote: 
In even the most extreme situation we still choose our next action even if only a thought or feeling. Even though a threat may lead to our sure death it does not absolutely determine our next choice or the consequences of that choice. When we experience fear the larger danger is to choose powerlessness. Closely focusing on a bully is a mistake. Listening too closely to fearful and impulsive people as they make impulsive choices is a mistake.  Owning my choice and my possible outcomes gives me at least a bit of autonomy... and peace.
Chuck Britt

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Chuck Britt



Tears... the spring of feeling. 

Feelings... the deep well of need. 

Needs... the well bucket of simple plans that can work.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Barack Obama


Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pope Francis


"God saves us... by making himself little, near and real."