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“Faith is a process of leaping into the abyss not on the basis of any certainty about where we shall land, but rather on the belief that we shall land.”
“Faith is the new, the mysterious, the surprising. Nobody has ever been there before.”
“To say I love you is to say that you are not mine, but rather your own.”
“Lovers re-create the world.”
“Love is a choice — not simply, or necessarily, a rational choice, but rather a willingness to be present to others without pretense or guile.”
“For god is nothing other than the eternally creative source of our relational power, our common strength, a god whose movement is to empower, bringing us into our own together, a god whose name in history is love ...”
“... the very minute we think we 'have' God, God will surprise us. As we search in fire and earthquakes, God will be in the still small voice. As we listen in silent meditation, God will be shouting protests in the street. God is warning us that we had best not try to find our security in any well-defined concept or category of what is Godly — for the minute we believe we are into God, God is off again and calling us forth into some unknown place.”
“The whole inhabited earth is sacred space in which God lives, breathes, and acts.”
“God reveals herself through our relationships not only to other people but also to other creatures and nature.”
Carter Heyward, U.S. Episcopal priest, theologian, writer