Humility

It is the humble man whom God protects and liberates; it is the humble whom He loves and consoles. To the humble He turns and upon them bestows great grace, that after their humiliation He may raise them up to glory. He reveals His secrets to the humble, and with kind invitation bids them come to Him. Thus, the humble man enjoys peace in the midst of many vexations, because his trust is in God, not in the world. Hence, you must not think that you have made any progress until you look upon yourself as inferior to all others.

 

Source: Thomas à Kempis. (1996). The Imitation of Christ (pp. 63–64). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems.


Venezuela’s Suicide

From Foreign Affairs:

 

The Venezuelan state has mostly given up on providing public services such as health care, education, and even policing; heavy-handed, repressive violence is the final thing left that Venezuelans can rely on the public sector to consistently deliver. In the face of mass protests in 2014 and 2017, the government responded with thousands of arrests, brutal beatings and torture, and the killing of over 130 protesters.

 


Solzhenitsyn's Prophecy

From Robert P. George:

 

When people forget God, when they come to suppose that they don’t need Him or His grace and guidance, when they fall into the hubristic error of imagining that they are too smart and sophisticated to believe in Him, a catastrophe always ensues.

 

 

 

 

 


Light Work

"I told them I am not for sale I won’t promote evil / They told me I can give you murder, but no Jesus / These devils in the game are hand picking your leaders / That’s why you get a hundred dope boys and no preachers."

 

 

 

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The Point

The Point is a magazine founded on the suspicion that modern life is worth examining.

 

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Liar's Anthem

“Game full of lies so they hating on my honesty / But Imma tell the truth till they body me.” – (Bizzle, King)

 

Liar's Anthem

 

Record execs make a killin’

“Yeah we could pay you in millions”

Cash to the ceiling, don't trust your conviction or feelin’

You’ll be just misleading some children

Their parents will blame you

You communicate what you've been through

They don’t understand you're a black dude

And one that does rap too

They just complain and they hassle

They would do it too if they had to

 

Pimpin', pimpin', pimpin', murder, murder, sell drugs