see(k)ing the holy in all faiths
"We were all created in His image, and yet we were each created different and unique. No two people are alike. No hearts beat to the same rhythm. If God had wanted everyone to be the same, He would have made it so. Therefore, disrespecting differences and imposing your thoughts on others is an amount to disrespecting God’s holy scheme."
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Congressman John Lewis, on love

Krista Tippet: Love, as you are talking about it, as you have aspired to live it, is not a way you feel, it’s a way of being. 

Congressman John Lewis: It’s a way of being, yes. It’s a way of action. It’s not necessarily passive. It is—it has the capacity, it has the ability, to bring peace out of conflict; it has the capacity to stir up things in order to make things right. 

When we were sitting in, it was love in action. 

KT: When you were doing the sit-ins, like in stores that had been segregated, and—

JL: When we went on the freedom ride. It was love in action. The march from Selma to Montgomery was love in action. We do it, not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but it’s love in action. That we love our country, we love our democratic society, and so we have to move our feet. 

—Congressman John Lewis, speaking to Krista Tippett on the radio programme On Being, March 28, 2013. Listen to the full program here. 

malformalady:

At the entrance to the Loreto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, people have hung rosaries on a blossoming plum tree.
caosbox:

(via 500px / Reflections in the flowing Fount, Salisbury by Andrew Macpherson)
caosbox:

(via 500px / La Catedral del Mar by Txema Lacunza)
allaboutmary:

Nuestra Madre de la Merced
The statue of Our Lady of Mercy in Seville, Spain.

"Love at its best"

“Sometimes people are afraid to say ‘I love you.’ We’re afraid to say, especially in public life, many elected officials, worthy elected officials, they’re afraid to talk about love. Maybe people tend to think it’s something so emotional about it. Maybe it’s a sign of weakness. And we’re not supposed to cry, we’re supposed to be strong.

But love is strong. Love is powerful. The movement created what I like to call a nonviolent revolution. It was love at its best. It’s one of the highest forms of love: that you beat me, you arrest me, you take me to jail, you almost kill me, but in spite of that I’m gonna still love you.”

—Congressman John Lewis, speaking on On Being with Krista Tippet. Listen here: The Art and Discipline of Nonviolence (March 28, 2013).

emchughes:

(via A Brooklyn Church Uncovers a Long-Hidden Celestial Scene - NYTimes.com)
HOW COOL

How cool indeed!
faroofash:

Horoscope of Prince Iskandar From the book of the birth of Iskandar (Persian manuscript 474); 1411
hijabhills:

Change for the good.👌