Bethany United Church of Christ

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Inspirational Quotes 2021

  • “One of the things I lifted up, and I still do in teachings and trainings ... is that religion at its best tries to get human beings ... to accept their fundamental humanity and take responsibility for the management and control of their anger, for their fear, for their animosities. To not pretend it comes from somebody else. To develop a spiritual life, whereby you can be in a very hostile situation, but you can still try to shape your own life because it is a gift, and there is no gift exactly like that. And you can mold it.”
    - Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. from his book
    “Nonviolence and Social Movements: The
    Teachings of Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.”

  • “We are a mirror of the gift of life in that we can make the choice to give ourselves to a cause and to a way of life that is much larger than we are. We can give ourselves to a work that we will never succeed in fulfilling.”
    - Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. from his book
    “Nonviolence and Social Movements: The
    Teachings of Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.”

  • “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
    - Proverbs 29:18

  • “Be Thou my vision, O God of my heart, nothing surpasses the love you impart. You my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, your presence my light.”
    - Hymn by Mary Byrne

  • “Then afterward, I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.”
    - Joel 2:28

  • “Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.”
    - Congressman John Lewis in his book
    “Across That Bridge: Life Lessons
    and a Vision for Change”

  • “You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone - any person or any force - dampen, dim or diminish your light … Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won.”
    - Congressman John Lewis in his book
    “Across That Bridge: Life Lessons
    and a Vision for Change”

  • “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful.”
    - Congressman John Lewis in his book
    “Walking in the Wind: A Memoir
    of the Movement”

    On January 17, 2021, the Bethany worship congregation shared these quotes:

  • “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
    - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther. King Jr.

  • “We can do this together, because while individually you have purpose, together we have power.”
    - Stacey Abrams, lawyer, voting rights activist,
    and author who served in the Georgia
    House of Representatives

  • “We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.”
    - Gwendolyn Brooks, author, activist,
    the first Black woman to
    win the Pulitzer Prize

  • “No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.”
    - Marian Anderson, contralto, first African American singer
    to perform at the White House, first African American
    to sing with New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

  • “One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change - not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.”
    - Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Activist

  • “We are one people, one family, the human family, and what affects one of us affects us all.”
    - Congressman John R. Lewis on movement-building
    in his book “Across That Bridge: A Vision for
    Change and the Future of America”

  • “Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.”
    - Congressman John R. Lewis on movement-building
    in his book “Across That Bridge: A Vision for
    Change and the Future of America”





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