Second Coming Quotes

Quotes tagged as "second-coming" (showing 1-20 of 20)
Madeleine L'Engle
“Right now I am like the unborn baby in the womb, knowing nothing except the comforting warmth of the amniotic fluid in which I swim, the comforting nourishment entering my body from a source I cannot see or understand. My whole being comes from an unseen, unknown nurturer. By that nurturer I am totally loved and protected, and that love is forever. It does not end when I am precipitated out of the safe waters of the womb into the unsafe world. It will. It end when I breathe my last, mortal breath. That love manifested itself joyously in the creation of the universe, became particular for us in Jesus, and will show itself most gloriously in the Second Coming. We need not fear.”
Madeleine L'Engle, Miracle on 10th Street and Other Christmas Writings

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Is God present or is he absent? Maybe we can say now that in the center of our sadness for his absence we can find the first signs of his presence. And that in the middle of our longings we discover the footprints of the one who has created them. It is in the faithful waiting for the loved one that we know how much he has filled our lives already. Just as the love of a mother for her son can grow while she is waiting for his return, and just as lovers can rediscover each other during long periods of absence, so also our intimate relationship with God can become deeper and more mature while we wait patiently in expectation for his return.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

Stefan Emunds
“You’re an immortal, divine being. A little god, and yet, you toil like a slave. Isn’t that hilarious?”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - A Short Story

Stefan Emunds
“God created mankind in His image and likeness, remember? For some reason, you people always forget your divinity.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - A Short Story

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who have managed to attain and retain fame each uses it to dramatically increase their name’s chances of being remembered until Jesus comes back, since their heart cannot do what they consciously or unconsciously lust for, that is to say, for it to beat until Jesus returns.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Stefan Emunds
“We are used to the thought that we’ll go to Heaven if we avoid sins or have our pastor remove them. To labor ourselves into paradise is a new and somewhat discouraging perspective.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - A Short Story

Charles  Williams
“The Church expected the Second Coming of Christ immediately. The converts had known a first coming. And then? And then! That was the trouble — the then. He had come, and they adored and believed, they communicated and practiced, and waited. The then lasted, and there seemed to be no farther equivalent Now. Time became the individual and catholic problem. The Church had to become as universal and as durable — as time.”
Charles Williams

Henry Vaughan
The Dawning

Ah! what time wilt Thou come? when shall that cry,
The Bridegroom’s coming! fill the sky;
Shall it in the evening run
When our words and works are done?
Or will Thy all-surprising light
Break at midnight,
When either sleep or some dark pleasure
Possesseth mad man without measure?
Or shall these early, fragrant hours
Unlock Thy bow’rs,
And with their blush of light descry
Thy locks crown’d with eternity?
Indeed, it is the only time
That with Thy glory doth best chime;
All now are stirring, ev’ry field
Full hymns doth yield;
The whole Creation shakes off night,
And for Thy shadow looks the light;
Stars now vanish without number,
Sleepy Planets set and slumber,
The pursy Clouds disband and scatter,
All expect some sudden matter;
Not one beam triumphs but from far
That morning-star;

O at what time soever thou
(Unknown to us,) the heavens wilt bow,
And, with Thy angels in the van,
Descend to judge poor careless man,
Grant, I may not like puddle lie
In a corrupt security,
Where if a traveller water crave,
He finds it dead, and in a grave.
But as this restless, vocal spring
All day and night doth run, and sing,
And though here born, yet is acquainted
Elsewhere, and flowing keeps untainted;
So let me all my busy age
In Thy free services engage;
And though (while here) of force I must
Have commerce sometimes with poor dust,
And in my flesh, though vile and low,
As this doth in her channel flow,
Yet let my course, my aim, my love,
And chief acquaintance be above;
So when that day and hour shall come,
In which Thyself will be the sun,
Thou’lt find me drest and on my way,
Watching the break of Thy great day.”
Henry Vaughan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The second orgasm has a biblical connotation.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Stefan Emunds
“There’s a way to live like a god.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - A Short Story

Stefan Emunds
“The soul is imbued with a yearning that is carried, like a torch, from incarnation to incarnation. It burns with a curiosity about life and it’s true identity. Souls live, strive, and evolve, driven to seeking the truth about the world and themselves.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - A Short Story

Stefan Emunds
“Doomsday sells, but doesn’t ring with truth. Could it be that the Apocalypse is a personal eschatology?”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - a Short Essay

Stefan Emunds
“The solemn and devotional ceremonies of the Piscean Age and the fear of God will give way to a friendly, intimate relationship with God. At long last, Jesus’ happy teachings will resurface.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - a Short Essay

Shannon Noelle Long
“Jesus Hollywood believed in a lot of things.
He believed that the stars in the sky were only ghostly images of dead things. He believed in the grass on the side of the highway as he whipped by. He believed in the sound of a gun cocking. He believed that the heart gave up long before it stopped beating. He believed last words and bedside confessions were only half-assed last-ditch efforts at Redemption signalling imminent death. He believed in lust and rage and that pain is the only proof that one is alive.
Jesus Hollywood believed that there was no God, no gods, no Divine Being and he certainly believed that Heaven was only a placating fabrication. He believed Love At First Sight was a myth; that Love was masquerading as Lust. He believed Karma was for those too afraid to be selfish. He believed that Luck and Chance, along with Fate and Destiny, were words the weak used to explain away their inaction. He believed that if you wore a long-sleeved shirt, you could win every game of cards with the right poker face and a few extra cards stashed up your sleeves.
Jesus Hollywood certainly did not believe in love.
And now, Jesus Hollywood believed he was fucked.”
Shannon Noelle Long, Second Coming

Stefan Emunds
“We use to think that we’ll go to Heaven if we avoid sins or have our pastor remove them. To labor ourselves into paradise is a new and somewhat discouraging perspective.”
Stefan Emunds

Steve Sanchez
“The Second Coming of Christ is essentially the revealing of the internal sense of the Word.”
Steve Sanchez, Rethinking Redemption

Aleksandar Ilić
“Nestankom interneta svet kakav poznajemo bi se raspao i prestao da postoji. U tom usporenom, postapokaliptičnom svetu internet bi bio mit o davno izgubljenom raju, proročanstvo koje bi se prenosilo telegramima i fiksnim telefonima. Pokolenja bi sedela na grobljima mašina i zaboravljene tehnologije čekajući drugi dolazak interneta.”
Aleksandar Ilić, PR

Stefan Emunds
“Mankind’s happy end and people’s happy endings are inevitable.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - a Short Essay

Stefan Emunds
“Jesus was born at the dawn of the Piscean Age, for which he designed a new religion. Now, our planet’s era is changing again and this time Aquarius will rule.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - a Short Essay

Stefan Emunds
“Jesus wasn’t the first to resurrect Christ inside.”
Stefan Emunds, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - a Short Essay