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Rowan D. Williams Quotes and Sayings

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The world's creation has a beginning from the world's point of view,
not from God's.
- Rowan D. Williams

One of the most powerful defences the media can offer
for controversial actions is,
of course, public interest.
- Rowan D. Williams

In a spiritually sensitive culture, then,
it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.
- Rowan D. Williams

The Church exists to connect people at the level of
their hunger for a new world.
- Rowan D. Williams

 

So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status;
it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over
chaos and convert it to order.
- Rowan D. Williams

Actual human discourse happens within a number of contexts,
not in some sort of unified public forum.
- Rowan D. Williams

A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component
in the maintenance of genuinely public talk,
argument about common good.
- Rowan D. Williams

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A public is a necessary fiction.
- Rowan D. Williams

To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and
authorised to say certain things to the world;
to say things that will make disciples of all nations.
- Rowan D. Williams

Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.
- Rowan D. Williams

In the context of interfaith encounter,
we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do -
not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
- Rowan D. Williams

In loving his own productive, generative,
generous love, God loves all those ways in which that
love can be realised in creation.
- Rowan D. Williams

Well, today, the diocese is more than ever a microcosm.
- Rowan D. Williams

To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of
good conversation and communication in the wider social context.
- Rowan D. Williams

Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor -
but the Church is not a campaign.
- Rowan D. Williams

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality,
not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.
- Rowan D. Williams

It is impossible to deny that Christians and Muslims
have a common agenda here:
both faiths have at their heart the living image of
a community raised up by God's call to reveal to the
world what God's purpose is for humanity.
- Rowan D. Williams

And when the world is created, it is created in such
a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities -
interacting with one another,
relating to God in the finite realm.
- Rowan D. Williams

Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness,
a covenant between radically different persons,
male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen,
a covenant between radically different partners.
- Rowan D. Williams

Keeping our eyes on journey's end is what we need -
the place where we see at last the world that is greater than the world,
the new creation that cannot be contained in present
thought or social order or piety.
- Rowan D. Williams

Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures
of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of
average income tell you little that is significant
of the health or viability of a society.
- Rowan D. Williams

Incidentally, one of the most worrying problems in
the impact of Western modernity on traditional culture
is that it quite rapidly communicates its own indifference
or anxiety or even hostility about age and ageing.
- Rowan D. Williams

The answer was that in Burundi, having a clean bill
of health has taken on a very particular meaning:
unless and until you have paid for your hospital treatment,
you simply can't leave, you are in effect a captive.
- Rowan D. Williams

As the gospels present it to us, the mission of Jesus
of Nazareth is about the way in which the community of God's people -
historically,
the Jewish people who had first received the law and the covenant -
is being re-created in relation to Jesus himself.
- Rowan D. Williams

The twentieth century may tell us that we have nothing
to be complacent about in the recent history of humankind;
but it also tells us that there is nothing inevitable about tyranny.
- Rowan D. Williams

St Paul, in his second letter to Corinth,
spells this out further in the important eighth and ninth chapters,
where he urges some of the Christian communities to
be generous to others so that they may also have the
chance to be generous in return.
- Rowan D. Williams

Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions;
it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say
about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God.
- Rowan D. Williams

To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty
is something essential for one's own health as well as theirs:
there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot
be offered so long as they are confined by poverty.
- Rowan D. Williams

In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable,
we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old,
anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities,
simple routine care and attention.
- Rowan D. Williams

The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy,
it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share
the ultimate purpose of God,
made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament.
- Rowan D. Williams

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller PHOTO

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen


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