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A special occasion, or location, or outfit, can give you something to remember and show off, but it’s the everyday that makes up real life.
Marilynne Robinson
“I've developed a great reputation for wisdom by ordering more books than I ever had time to read, and reading more books, by far, than I learned anything useful from, except, of course, that some very tedious gentlemen have written books.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Marilynne Robinson
“I’m writing this in part to tell you that if you ever wonder what you’ve done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been God’s grace to me, a miracle, something more than a miracle. You may not remember me very well at all, and it may seem to you to be no great thing to have been the good child of an old man in a shabby little town you will no doubt leave behind. If only I had the words to tell you.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Marilynne Robinson
“I'll pray that you grow up a brave man in a brave country. I will pray you find a way to be useful.

I'll pray, and then I'll sleep.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Marilynne Robinson
“...not deciding to act would be identical with deciding not to act.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

LaTasha Morrison
“In my work as a bridge builder, I’ve seen how, time and time again conversations about reconciliation stall when the topic of righting the wrongs comes up. Terms such as reparations, affirmative action, white privilege, and Black Lives Matter are non-starters for so many folks, in part because they disrupt the listener. They remind him or her that making things right costs something, often power, position, or money.”
LaTasha Morrison, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation

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