I found two wonderful quotes today that we'd all do well to consider when discerning how to live out our faith. The first is by Helen Keller:
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.The authorship of the second is unknown:
Present your religion to a little child, set him in the midst of those who profess it. If it frightens him, and freezes the smiles on his lips, then whatever sort of religion it is, it is not Christianity.It grieves me when I think of the vast number of little children who have been truly terrified by the way religion was taught to them. I have spent time with such people after they were grown and I tell you most sincerely that those scars last a long, long time.