“Millions of people have decided not to be sensitive. They have grown thick skins around themselves just to avoid being hurt by anybody. But it is at great cost. Nobody can hurt them, but nobody can make them happy either.”—Osho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”
This was the reason I stopped going to church years and years ago. I saw the same ppl who do outrageous things throughout the week and claim to be a saint the follow Sunday mass. I thought, who am I then to be in the same room as these hypocrites? What makes me any different than them? I’ve been surrounded by these kind of people all my life—people who claim to be Christlike or religious but do the absolute most un-christianlike things
After I found God, I remained away from Sunday services until a couple of years later someone asked me why I don’t go to mass. I was going to give the same answer I used to when I was asked that question but it never left my mouth. I just didn’t feel the same way about it anymore. I went to mass for the first time in a long time that following Sunday. Everything about how I felt was different now. I came back the following Sunday.
Though that year I didn’t go to church every Sunday like I had imagined, it was a huge step.
one of my favorite things about robin williams is that when he was filming “one hour photo” there’s a scene where he offers a boy an action figure from the store he works in, and robin williams asked the director if he could pick the toy and he fucking brought in his own evangelion figure and somehow the director said yes, even though there’s no way a store like that at that time would have a toy like that
I may have jumped the gun in an earlier post this morning that I have just deleted. It read, “Okay tumblr, you have long outlive your usefulness. It is time I start withdrawing from you once again.”
I retracted this post because slightly over only 1 day ago I posted a doubt about karma’s validity/existence. Lo and behold, today’s service was about karma. What are the chances that the next service would completely cater to my prayer? So I guess, tumblr, we still have business. If I don’t use this to keep track of my thoughts and experiences then I may just find myself on a path a cannot turn away from.
God, I know you’re trying to tell me something and guide me. Please help me to discern Your signs.
According to Randy Thom, “Toothless was the biggest challenge for us in terms of the vocalization, because he had to have so much variety just within his own voice. [Toothless is] mostly a combination of my voice and elephants and horses, maybe a tiger here and there. It’s lots of stuff.”