"We’re all selfish, and we’re all imperfect. I agree with Bishop Ulmer that a saint is a sinner who got up.  We’re bums sometimes, but we’re trying to be good people.  Trying to be good is the intent.  That’s the amazing part.  We don’t love because of, we love in spite of – in spite of the fact that we do stupid things.

And why should you love someone else in spite of?  Because you’re loved in spite of.  Don’t assume that because you’re not Nelson Mandela, you can’t do good.  Don’t assume that because you don’t have the wisdom of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you’ve got to be a bum.  Don’t assume that because you can’t be Mahatma Gandhi, you’ve got to be a robber baron.  We shouldn’t leave saving the world to saints, and we should ‘t leave capitalism to sinners."


John Hope Bryant, author, LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World

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