I am pleased enough with the surfaces—in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child’s hand in your own, the flavor of an apple, the embrace of a friend or lover, the silk of a girl’s thigh, the sunlight on the rock and leaves, the feel of music, the bark of a tree, the abrasion of granite and sand, the plunge of clear water into a pool, the face of the wind—what else is there? What else do we need?
Al toque del amor, todo hombre se vuelve poeta.
To say Christianity is the revelation of love means not simply that Christians are (or should be) nice charitable people. It means that love is the key to life itself and to the whole meaning of the cosmos and of history. If Christians, then, are without love they deprive all other men of access to the central truth that gives meaning to all existence.
So this is what it means to be fully alive. Not to live without limitations, without pain, suffering or death. Not even to live without sin, either our own or other people’s, for it always lurks at the door. But to live in communion, united with and yet still fully present to God, united with and yet still fully present to one another. Communion doesn’t take away pain and, in this life, it doesn’t take away sin. But it embraces you with the only power that’s stronger than both of them, and puts them in their place, until every tear is wiped away from every eye.
Yesterday around 4 am, I thought about you.
- How come your arms are not around me, City and Colour
My friend and I shot portraits of each other on a roll of Portra 400 and then reloaded the roll and shot a bunch of random stuff. Kinda cool.
Anonymous asked: do you have to speak tongues to be christian / to be saved?
Lol no silly goose
these ~swimming in the glory~~ snapchats are literally the greatest thing to happen to my phone. bless
Some people are like, “you have to answer our questions about the homosexuality issue” and I always say, “I do, you just don’t like my answers.” A lot of churches are about what they’re against and we’re about what we’re for. When it comes to people’s sexuality, I don’t want to use a public forum to talk about private things because how in the world could you have a dialogue? How in the world can I hear your story? How in the world can someone have a question? So if I stand up in a pulpit and I just start railing at something or make a statement in the newspaper about something, I believe it’s insensitive to the journey that people are walking on. Our church is going to protect people, no matter where you’re from, no matter what you carry, no matter what kind of orientation you feel like is your lane of life to run in, I want to have a conversation about it.
We have a stance on love, and we have conversations about everything else.
Carl Lentz, Huffington Post Interview
idk if Carl realizes how deep that last sentence was.