I thought I would share a few quotes from William Sloane Coffin that I found helpful today.
1. Often in life, when we find ourselves in binds, we choose the path of least resistance, or maybe we refuse to choose. When we need to be most decisive, we go passive. I think that you have to be good by choice and that much evil is simply a refusal to choose. In fact, most evil in this world probably stems from indecision. This is a important point to make in a country that makes much of freedom of choice. For what is freedom of choice if you've lost the ability to choose? (Credo, p. 130)
2. A dog can't go anywhere if he's always stopping to scratch his fleas. (Credo, p.132)
3. God loves us as we are, but much too much to leave us there. (Ibid)
4. It is often said that the Church is a crutch. Of course it's a crutch. What makes you think you don't limp? (Credo, p 137)