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Frederica Mathewes-Green —
Frederica Mathewes-Green is an Eastern Orthodox author and speaker on the subjects of religion and abortion... (wikipedia)
The Church is the safe place to be. I can safely believe everything the Church teaches. It will not harm me, and in fact it will equip me to grow and grow and have a better and better ability to experience that direct presence.
God is not looking for repayment, but repentance. What heals a broken relationship is sincere love and contrition.
Easter tells us of something children can't understand, because it addresses things they don't yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness.
People just don't realize how much peer pressure, the desire for peer acclamation, influences them.
People don't do theology in a vacuum but in a community with other theological thinkers, where there's jealousy, vanity, hurt pride, all those things.