“All religion is in effect love.
Faith is thankful acceptance,
and thankfulness is an expression of love.
Repentance is love mourning.
Yearning for holiness is love seeking.
Obedience is love pleasing.
Self-denial is the mortification of self-love.
Sobriety is the curtailing of carnal love.”
“Your father made mistakes. We all do. But instead of working to set things right, he chose to protect those mistakes -he left them be. He even fed them, which made them so much worse. Mistakes don’t just hang on the wall like ugly pictures. Mistakes are seeds.”