"For it is God who works in you, to will and to act according to His good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, that you may prove yourselves blameless and pure, children of God in a crooked and perverse generation in which you shine like stars in the universe."
"True evangelical faith cannot lie dormant. It clothes the naked, it feeds the hungry, it comforts the sorrowful, it shelters the destitute. And it serves those who harm it. It binds up that which is wounded."
Menno Simons (sixteenth century Anabaptist church leader)
"Are you not thirsty?" said the Lion.
“I’m dying of thirst” said Jill.
“Then Drink,” said the Lion.The deliicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic.
“Will you promise not to do anything to me if I do come?” said Jill.
“I’ make no promise” said the Lion.
“Do you eat girls?” she said.
“I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emporers, cities and realms.” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry.
“I daren’t come and drink” said Jill.
“Then you will die of thirst” said the Lion.
“Oh dear!” said Jill,” I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.”
“There is no other stream.” said the Lion."