I like to think of it like you’re at a party drinking champagne, and the host is refilling your glass, and at the end of the party it’s like, ‘How many glasses of champagne did you have?’ Just one!
"But Lord, during the hardest trials of my life, why was there only one set of footprints?"
"Because," said the Lord, "Sandpeople always ride single-file, to hide their numbers."
If you’ll pardon the pun, and its inherent borderline blasphemy, OH MY GOD that’s funny.
We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: ‘I am talking with you in order to persuade you.’ No, each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytizing.
Pope Francis, in an an interview with Argentine newspaper Viva, July 27, 2014
Yes, you read that correctly. The Bishop of Rome, the 266th successor to the throne of Saint Peter, the Pope — and a Jesuit Pope at that — just made it clear that you should never push your religious beliefs on anyone, no matter how faithful you might be.(via deadpresidents)