Love, Courage and Wisdom

Since becoming a Father I’ve had to go through some serious growing pains, but they are producing some wonderful fruit in my life. The wiser you get, the more you realise you don’t know. Subsequently, I’ve begun to take my reading a lot more seriously, and I’ve just finished Mother Theresa’s letters, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s book ‘Strength to Love’. I’ll be posting some particularly meaningful excerpts from these in the coming weeks as I process these phenomenal books a bit more. For now, here’s the opening quote from my next read, ‘The Irresistible Revolution”, by Shane Claibourne.

“Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage and wisdom moves the world.”
– Ammon Hennacy (Catholic activist, 1893-1970)

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~ by humblemonkey on November 23, 2007.

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