Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy…

Warren Buffet, on why he is investing like crazy during this economic crisis.  Food for thought.

I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, of all the blood shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

So many people are praying as though God just declared bankruptcy… I believe we are living in the suburbs of blasphemy when we pray for so little and ask for so little.

Ron Dunn, in a talk recorded in 1974.

Pastor Lee: what are some things you are afraid of?

Kid #1: vampires

Kid #2: tarantulas

Pastor Lee: I’m afraid of the Burger King. He’s kind of creepy.

Lee Ferguson, as a preface to a sermon on confessing God as “the Father aimighty” and how that leads to a life freed from fear.

It is easy to get wrapped up in some good aspect of the church (apologetics, politics, you name it) and miss the core—that it’s about Jesus. Then, all of a sudden, church becomes all about that lesser thing, and not about Christ.

Josiah Bancroft