Criss Jami

If beauty is relative, then any and everything when compared to the beauty of God is absolutely hideous.
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To understand even remotely the holy omnipotence of God is to understand at least from mostly to wholly the magnificence of Christ.
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Perhaps not everything happens for a reason. That is, until you make it so; because for everything there is a season, which can, in fact, become beautiful.
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There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older.
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I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly.
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Christ died not so that you could freely go on sinning, and therefore, continue dying; He died rather so that you could freely grow in obedience, and therefore, start living.
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I do not much trust the man who cares solely to inspire - he does not really inspire me - only the man who cares mostly to tell the truth, whatever that may do. For when the man who cares to tell the truth happens to inspire, I, in addition, find it easier to believe that he in fact does his homework on how and when one should truly inspire.
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Man was created to glorify God. Now, that may encompass other things which God has planned for each man, but essentially, man was created to glorify God.
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Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses.
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Unlike wealth, there is an infinite value in legacy.
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Law without reason is criminal.
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The artist lives to have stories to tell and to learn to tell them well.
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To ask, 'How do you do it?' is already starting off on the wrong foot. When reaching for the stars, there does not have to be a 'how' if there is a big enough 'why'.
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Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.
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It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.
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On the one hand you had people constantly fighting Hell; on the other, you had people constantly fighting Hell on earth.
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To fear man's judgment more than God's judgment is to fear man more than God.
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The Christian who loves his Master needs not fear any longer for himself. For it is then completely irrational, as it is written thus: 'Perfect love casts out fear.' However, it is very much rational for one to instead fear for the enemies of God.
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Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice. You have the Creator of the universe on your side; not to mention, you've been given eternal life. 'Whom or what shall you fear?' To be afraid of anything other than God himself is like an insult to God.
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What may intimidate a man is a woman who thinks with her mind before she feels with her heart. Nevertheless what determines the strength in the man is his ability to accept one when he sees one.
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