Streams of thought. Soapy ones.
“Perhaps the world would soon slide to ruin if everyone behaved as I do. But I would suggest that an ideal human life lies somewhere between my own defiant indolence and the rest of the world’s endless frenetic hustle. My role is just to be a bad influence, the kid standing outside the classroom window making faces at you at your desk, urging you to just this once make some excuse and get out of there, come outside and play. My own resolute idleness has mostly been a luxury rather than a virtue, but I did make a conscious decision, a long time ago, to choose time over money, since I’ve always understood that the best investment of my limited time on earth was to spend it with people I love.” – The ‘Busy’ Trap
“In living in these two worlds, we also need to realise that the world of spiritual realities is far superior to our present physical one. We know that there will be a new heaven and a new earth. Heavenly eternal things will replace earthly material. … These “possessions” are powerful and superior to those that are temporal. We must learn to identify them, and know what they are.… To be able to celebrate and live the resurrected victorious life more would require us to train our powers of discernment to distinguish between the good that our risen Lord has won for us, and the evil that would seek to deny us the joy. The first lesson on the curriculum is to know where we stand.” – Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup, Methodist Message, March 2013