Wanna do some real justice? Go volunteer at a homeless shelter.  Go talk to the elderly in homes who never see their family.  Go observe a counseling session at an HIV clinic.  Get off your fucking asses and do something instead of screaming at someone for their so-called privilege.


"If you take race out the issue altogether and you take a group of young men and raised them with no respect for authority, not learning to take on personal responsibility, having easy access to drugs and alcohol, they’re very likely to end up as victims of incarceration." - Ben Carson

If you sin, do not flee from God, but stand before Him and tell Him frankly of your embarrassment and shame, and tell Him that you are afraid. Be like the tax collector who was disturbed by his sins, yet did not flee, but came with all his sins to God and stood before Him in fear and embarrassment, unable to lift up his eyes, he stood afar beating his breast and cried out to God saying, ‘God have
mercy on me, a sinner!’

HH Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (via theorthodoxbritreturns)
Our Orthodoxy is a little island in the midst of a world which operates on totally different principles—and every day these principles are changing for the worse, making us more and more alienated from it. Many people are tempted to divide their lives into two sharply distinct categories: the daily life we lead at work, with worldly friends, in our worldly business, and Orthodoxy, which we live on Sundays and at other times in the week when we have time for it. But the world-view of such a person, if you look at it closely, is often a strange combination of Christian values and worldly values, which really do not mix… Orthodoxy is life. If we don’t live Orthodoxy, we simply are not Orthodox, no matter what formal beliefs we might hold.
Fr. Seraphim Rose, ‘The Orthodox World-View’ (1982)
Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword; wear humility rather than fine clothes.
St. Dominic of Guzman (via a-pilgrims-diary)
We suffer because we have no humility and we do not love our brother. From love of our brother comes the love of God. People do not learn humility, and because of their pride cannot receive the grace of the Holy Spirit, and therefor the whole world suffers.
St. Silouan the Athonite (via stkatherine)