"Both myths are driven by our propensity to discover something positive in bad situations, or to justify actions with unintended or evil consequences. To frame assassinations and martyrdoms as anything else than the tragedies they are is an easy, and almost natural, thing to do."
"For over a millennium, Christians have practiced an ancient discipline called Lectio Divina, a practice which recognizes, and draws attention to the belief that God uses Scripture to speak into our lives. Through reading, prayer, meditation, and contemplation, Scripture becomes a vehicle for God to guide us."
" Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once wrote that there are no proofs for the God of Israel, only witnesses. For him, faith is not something to be deduced, but something that we intuit, not a piece of knowledge, but an attitude towards life that allows us to perceive the grandeur of existence, standing in awe of that which is beyond our grasp. When we talk about our belief, we must perceive this wonder inherent to our world, becoming witnesses of a God who we cannot prove, but only believe in."