John David Kudrick

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That’ll Quote: Who Is God?

Entertain this proposition: That God is the map whereby we locate the setting of our life. That God is the water in which we launch our life raft. That God is the real thing from which and toward which we receive our being and identify ourselves. It follows that the kind of God at work in your life will determine the shape and quality and risk at the center of your existence. It matters who God is.

Walter Brueggemann

From “A God Who Gives Wildly … and Then Insists”

Sermon Given Oct. 14, 1990

Good Tidings of Christmas!

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

From the Book of Micah

Chapter 6, Verse 8

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That’ll Quote: Finding God via Suffering

Here’s the thing, say Shug. The thing I believe. God is inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it inside find it. And sometimes it just manifest itself even if you not looking, or don’t know what you looking for. Trouble do it for most folks, I think. Sorrow, lord. Feeling like shit.

Shug Avery

in The Color Purple 

by Alice Walker

 

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Thought-Provoking Thanksgiving

Do Native Americans

Celebrate Thanksgiving

and Should You?

by Nadra Kareem Nittle

Updated August 26, 2018

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Bonus

 

George Kudrick didn’t go to war in WWII’s Pacific Theater to fight or kill anyone.

He didn’t go to represent the United States or its flag.

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Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 11 of 11

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Jesus of Nazareth

From the Book of Matthew,

Chapter 5, Verse 9

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 10 of 11

You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Jesus of Nazareth

From the Book of Matthew,

Chapter 5, Verses 43-44

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 9 of 11

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

From “The Chance for Peace” Speech,

April 16, 1953

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 8 of 11

A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not just.” … A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From the “Beyond Vietnam” Speech,

April 4, 1967

 

 

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 7 of 11

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