Because love doesn’t grow on trees
Like something you pick for free
No but love is a choice you make
To give rather than take
Andhra Pradesh, India
collywollykinz said: Thanx for tagging me u turd
I originally tagged it as ‘Anyone and everyone who wants to make a list’ so by all means, please do!
Was tagged by Blake Baggott
In a text post list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag some friends (and me so I’ll see your list).
1. Wounded by Love by St. Porphyrios
2. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
3. Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright
4. St. Silouan the Athonite by Archimandrite Sophrony
5. The Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian
6. The Philokalia + The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology
7. The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith
8. Monastic Wisdom by Elder Joseph the Hesychast
9. What Are People For? and Bringing It to the Table by Wendell Berry [both are collections of essays so I’m counting them as one.
10. King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight
Penal Substitution - Jesus Trip with John Crowder
This is beautiful. For where I digress with Crowder, I am always refreshed seeing such a well-rounded patristic teaching—especially when so many friends listen to him often. Worth a watch.
"According to Mother Maria, God is in the center, God is in the heart of human beings and things, in the very density of the material world, in suffering, and in our shared creation…The Church is nothing other than the world on the way to deification; for the Church, the world is no longer a tomb, but a womb. This transfiguration of the world requires creative contemplation, active love, the most heart-rendering personal compassion, and the ability to reinvent life."