Sunday, June 20, 2010

a message that needs to be heard again...

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) is preparing to meet. Perhaps it is time that they, as well as our entire denomination, reacquaint themselves/ourselves with the classic:
To Kill A Mockingbird.

Here a few reminders
as we go about our voting yet again.

I think there's just one kind of folk. Folks. (Scout, Ch 23)

So it took an eight-year-old child to bring 'em to their senses.... That proves something - that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they're still human. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children. (Atticus Finch, Ch 16)

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. (Attitus Finch, Ch 11)

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. (Atticus Finch to daughter Scout, Ch 3)

There are just some kind of men who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results. (Miss Maudie Atkinson, Ch 5)

I don't know if it will help saying this to you... some men in this world are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us... your father is one of them. (Miss Maudie Atkinson)

1 comment:

Karen said...

We watched the movie yet again last night and had similar thoughts. It is a timeless book and can serve to teach us well. Well quoted. May God so move the conferees to realize that "folks are just folks."