"When Jesus first appeared, he appeared to two women, during a time when female testimony was illegitimate, and he asked them to testify to his return. That’s huge – the biggest news in the universe, and two women, whose word was not considered trustworthy, were instructed to carry the news. That, to me, is the most important vision of equality that Christians can have – that is the affirmation that women are equals, that we are valued in the eyes of Christ, that we are necessary to the Gospel story. And that is the lens through which I interpret everything else, as that is the eschatological tale I believe God is weaving."
"But Jesus. Even when I can’t muster the strength to open my bible or I’m too mentally worn out to talk to Him, I am still overwhelmed by the promise of His presence. Even when I can’t see Him, I still want to choose Him."
"Christianity is not about not swearing. It’s not about not having impure thoughts. Really, it’s not about not at all. Christianity is about Jesus."
Judah Smith (via littlethingsaboutgod)