The Stuck-ness of the UMC and Some Therapy

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Notable Quotes

"Some religious people even insinuated that it was a punishment from God. Others too said different things about the virus till it claimed the lives of thousands of Sierra Leoneans."
United Methodist Bishop John K. Yambasu, in a recent speech when he also said that Sierra Leone will never be fully free until it is free from Ebola virus.


"All of us learn more from mercy than from judgment."
-- Episcopal priest Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms, a redemptive community for women, and author of a new book, Letters From The Farm: A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life


"It seems the world is beginning to realize that all the hugging and the talk of the poor and vulnerable and the economy is not a papal PR campaign but an authentic call to live a Gospel that might just require the rest of us to (gasp!) change our lives. And that’s making many people uncomfortable."

– Writer Kerry Weber in an article on Pope Francis for the Jesuit magazine America.


"Our culture is so sick. We arm people to the teeth, they destroy lives with hideous disregard, and then political leaders say, 'All we can do now is pray.' That's a cowardly lie."
-- Church historian and author Diana Butler Bass, shared on Facebook