As the name of my Tumblr suggests, my name is Michael. I try to love people, especially people I disagree with, and most importantly, love God. This blog is more for my personal use than anything else but feel free to follow and unfollow as you please :) That being said, I love and appreciate every follower I have! I'm very open to questions, suggestions, thoughts, edification, and rebuke. I would love to get to know you guys more. My message box is always open (I don't think I could figure out how to close it if I tried) and postage is free! So message away ;D
"Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream."
— Khalil Gibran
"I know we haven’t met, but I don’t want to be an ant. You know? I mean, it’s like we go through life with our antennas bouncing off one another, continuously on ant autopilot, with nothing really human required of us. Stop. Go. Walk here. Drive there. All action basically for survival. All communication simply to keep this ant colony buzzing along in an efficient, polite manner. “Here’s your change.” “Paper or plastic?’ “Credit or debit?” “You want ketchup with that?” I don’t want a straw. I want real human moments. I want to see you. I want you to see me. I don’t want to give that up. I don’t want to be ant, you know?"
I feel a quiet peace today I have not felt in a long time. I think something to do with interacting with someone I find to be an inspiration - someone I feel I can try to model my life after. It’s a beautiful break from the usual sense I feel of entrapment inside my own, horribly messed up mind. :) Thank God for days like these to bring liberation.
"Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags. The mere minimum of the Church would be a deadly ultimatum to the world. For the whole modern world is absolutely based on the assumption, not that the rich are necessary (which is tenable), but that the rich are trustworthy, which (for a Christian) is not tenable. You will hear everlastingly, in all discussions about newspapers, companies, aristocracies, or party politics, this argument that the rich man cannot be bribed. The fact is, of course, that the rich man is bribed; he has been bribed already. That is why he is a rich man. The whole case for Christianity is that a man who is dependent upon the luxuries of this life is a corrupt man, spiritually corrupt, politically corrupt, financially corrupt. There is one thing that Christ and all the Christian saints have said with a sort of savage monotony. They have said simply that to be rich is to be in peculiar danger of moral wreck. It is not demonstrably un-Christian to kill the rich as violators of definable justice. It is not demonstrably un-Christian to crown the rich as convenient rulers of society. It is not certainly un-Christian to rebel against the rich or to submit to the rich. But it is quite certainly un-Christian to trust the rich, to regard the rich as more morally safe than the poor."
If you ever start to feel like a third wheel, stop. You are not a third wheel. You are a majestic unicycle and they are your noble training wheels.
this is the swaggiest motherfucker i have ever seen he absorbs other people’s lack of swag and then photosynthesizes it into swag that we can breathe and be reinvigorated by i cant handle it
"The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."
— John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)
My friend Tyler is trying to lose weight and he asked my other friend Orlando to train him. Tyler was embarrassed to go to the gym though so Orlando is taking care of that by dressing up as characters when they go to the gym so that the focus isn’t on Tyler but on himself. So far Tyler has been trained by a Jedi and steampunk Batman. This is one of the nicest things I have ever seen done for someone else.
Orlando’s kindness blows me away.
"Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue."
— Eugene O’Neill
"It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox, full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then I grew up and I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said, Do the best you can with these, they will have to do. And mostly, against all odds, they’re enough."
— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies
I love my friends at the library.
"I do not understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." (- Anne Lamott)
oh u “LOVE” ur newborn child???? name 3 of their albums lmfao