“But look,” Marta interrupted him, “how many lights there are in front of us. Everywhere there is light there is love. However different people are, however serious, they all fall in love. It may be hard to believe, but they are in love. Everywhere, in the streets, theaters, lectures, you will see people in love.”
“You don’t see straight. Or rather, you see only one side of things. You don’t notice work which is everywhere too.”
“I can see everything. But you don’t understand me, Yuri. You look at everything in an old-fashioned way, if you don’t mind my saying so. Perhaps you are right. But I want to be naive and beautiful and a little blind. I want to see everything better than it is, to believe in happiness, in something new. I want to wake up in the morning and sing. To go to bed and dream. I want this so much, Yuri. We mustn’t think about it too much. All of those people over there are in love without thinking and they feel well. But you told me to start thinking.”
– Valerian Pidmohylny, A Little Touch of Drama
Matisse, Henri. Woman Reading. 1894. Oil on canvas.
“Where oppression and human liberation seem to make God irrelevant—a God filtered by our longtime indifference to these problems—there must blossom faith and hope in him who came to root out injustice and to offer, in an unforeseen way, total liberation.” – Gustavo Gutiérrez, A Theology of Liberation
Dettmann, Ludwig. Near the water lilies in the marsh. 1897. Oil on canvas.
“If the curse of death which separates man from God is abolished in the death of God, natural death remains, which existentialist interpretation makes it possible to accept: the resurrection hope means ‘God is my beyond’.” – Jürgen Moltmann, The Crucified God
Böcklin, Arnold. The Deposition. Tempera on panel. 1876.
“A hungry man is not a free man.” – Adlai Stevenson II
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban. Boys Eating Grapes and Melon. Alte Pinakothek. 1646. Oil on canvas.
“Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask the just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us not judge, that we not be judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has his own purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln, The Second Inaugural Address
Mosler, Henry. The Lost Cause. Augusta, GA. Morris Museum of Art, 1869. Oil on canvas.
“Reconciliation to God is secured by three divine acts: atonement, justification and regeneration.” – A. W. Tozer
Blake, William. Europe a Prophecy. 1794.