Quips and Quotes

I’m on my way to Seattle today for a “Week of Ministry” trip with ten Nebraska Christian College students. I’d like to share a few quips and quotes with you:

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” (Carrie Fischer)

On April 17, 1947, Jack Roosevelt Robinson, the grandson of a slave, made his way to first base, becoming the first African American in the modern era to play at the major-league level. It was Passover. In Brooklyn that day there was a young Jewish boy who asked the traditional question at his family’s seder, “Why is the night different from all other nights?” His father said, “because a black man is playing in major-league baseball.”  (From Ken Burns)

“God created the world out of nothing, and as long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.”  (Martin Luther)

Kurt Vonnegut, who died in 2007, came to faith in God late in life. He described himself as an “unbelieving believer.” Vonnegut  said:  “If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.”

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” (M. L. King, Jr.)

Mark Krause
Nebraska Christian College

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