Junior deSouza


JDM has received repeated requests for Junior's quips, sayings, analects, even hilarious one-liners, to be compiled into a book or webpage. It is often commented how these concise remarks replay in the mind for years to come, giving simple humor or piercing perspective or new growth. In response to you, Junior will be publishing a regular analect or quip on this page. (All content on this page and sitewide is the intellectual and copyright property of JDM. All rights reserved.)

People listen for two reasons: (1) personalities, stories, and characterizations or (2) underlying concepts, forces, and mechanisms. The former entertains and satisfies your emotional tendencies, the latter illumines you with wisdom and power.


Scripture of the Week

Therefore consider carefully how you listen.                                                                                                                                                                                     -- Luke 8:18 (NIV)

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
                                                                                                         -- Proverbs 18:15 (NIV)


"Many parents raise their children with Cold War tactics, like containment, (trying to) outspend bad behavior, and a deterrence-incentive seesaw. But your child is not an idea to be managed, he/she is a living soul with a labyrinth of needs and drives. Humanize your parenting and bring it down to their level." (1/5)

"Recognize and act on significant moments. Moments create motion, motion creates momentum, momentum creates velocity, velocity creates breakthrough. Too many Christians seek breakthrough without velocity or momentum or motion, which all begin with acted on moments." (12/22)

"Isn't it sinister that people sometimes hate, reject, fight, or punish the very thing their heart needs most? The human heart wants to win, not need." (12/12)

"Know when to break tendency. Habits and go-tos are for steady building, but sharp changes in direction and risky innovations are for breakthroughs and checkmates." (12/1)

"Many western Christian leaders are not preachers, they are populists, like Hananiah, or gutless, like Pilate. Telling people what their lower selves want to hear, or tiptoeing around diseased ecclesiastical structures, disqualify you from a remnant of spiritual special forces and instinctive reformers that deserve that title." (11 / 24)