Who Needs A Parable?

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt…

– Luke 18: 9 ESV

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Watch Out For Dinosaurs

People are brilliant at developing permanent solutions to temporary problems. This is why we often see big, cumbersome bureaucracies within companies. Many of those bureaucratic systems were developed to deal with pressing problems at some point in the past and have now become energy-zapping dinosaurs.

– Todd Henry, The Accidental Creative, pg. 148 (Nook Book)


Wait, It Isn’t?!

There is a persistent myth in the workplace that creativity is a mystical and elusive force that sits somewhere between prayer and the U.S. tax code on the ambiguity scale.

– Todd Henry, The Accidental Creative, pg. 8


In Real Life Dallying Isn’t Always As Safe

It was sort of like being in one of those love-and-horror supernatural novels, the kind Mrs. Robinson called “teenager porn.” In those books the girls dallied with werewolves, vampires – even zombies – but hardly ever became those things.

– Stephen King, Dr. Sleep, pg.222

 


A Big, Wrong, Expensive, Waste of Time

The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and a wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden – that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time.

– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, pg. 199


Surprisingly Helpful Analogy…Metaphor?

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, pg. 28


I Fear Many Of Us May Have Taken “The Wrong Turning”

One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting everyone else to give it up. That is not the Christian way. An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons – marriage, or meat, or beer, or the cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the the wrong turning.

– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, pg. 79