Junior deSouza

Quotes

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. Quotes may be used in verbal or written form under the condition source credit is attached.)

 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.

(12/1/17)

Scripture of the Week

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them.                                                                   
                                                                                                               -- Isaiah 42:16 (NIV)

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"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)

"The average person is heuristic: living by mental shortcuts, rules of dumb (I mean thumb), incomplete clues, guesstimates, previous experiences, the salient over the subtle, family schemas, and so on. That is why they are an average person." (11/15)

"The greatest and most accurate prophet is history. There is nothing new under the sun, only present tense forms and nuances. The intuitive historian absorbs a prophetic understanding that alone can bridge what was, is, and is to come." (11/9/17)

"In relationships, beware of counterfeit compatibility based on complementary dysfunctions. A blind man carrying a lame man who can see only seems to fit." (11/3/17)

"We can learn just as much from depraved geniuses as we can from benevolent sages. We hesitate to peer into the former because we fear seeing a glimpse of, or an idea for, ourselves." (10/17/17)

"Overcome the fascination-boredom polarity; few things are truly that fascinating and few things are truly that boring. Life more abundantly is in the creative middle." (10/5/17)

"Don't let memory be obscured by memorial. Ceremony, even celebration, can block us from feeling what we need to feel to heal."  (9/21/17)