"If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do."
— International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons offered these words (via Facebook) in response to the May 3, 2014 New York Times’ “Fight Against Sex Assaults Holds Colleges to Account” article.
(Source: afrolez, via passionprayparis)
"I meet Christians who are super-glossy, picture-perfect, law-abiding people, but they are absolutely miserable and difficult to be near. Their every movement is dictated by a strict rigid ruleset that is motivated by a desperate fear. If your efforts are not driven by grace — that God absolutely loves you no matter what — then you will punish yourself towards an invisible standard that looks like success but feels like slavery. Such a standard might work for a little while to conform your behavior, but it will never become a part of you: it’s just an apparatus that imprisons you. Only grace can truly be internalized to melt your heart, and though it can take longer, a truly tenderized heart follows God with all joy and perseverance. This is motivation by grace and grace alone."
— J.S. (via jspark3000)
"I can say that Jesus’s grace is beautiful, but until I live in it, I will never be changed. Attraction to the gospel is popular, but submission to the Father through Jesus Christ is something that nobody truly desires. Jesus tells us to follow Him, not just His teachings, it is a complete surrender of me, for a complete gain of Him, and until that becomes our daily routine, it will only be a pretty little sticker we place on our fridge door."
— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)