"The Lord commands us to do ‘good unto all people,’ universally, a great part of whom, estimated according to their own merits, are very undeserving; but here Scripture assists us with an excellent rule when it inculcates that we must not regard the intrinsic merit of a person, but must consider the image of God in them, to which we owe all possible honor and love."
"Evil, despite what the media tells you, makes you boring, shuts you in, makes you a clone of all sorts of other people who are doing the same tedious sort of stuff. When you are seized by Christ, he will make you more truly yourself. That’s part of the paradox. We live in a culture that says you have to “Be yourself,” “Find yourself,” but Jesus says the way you do it is by denying yourself, taking up the cross, and following him. That is the way to life in all its fullness."