Quasidaily Gazette: 09.01.15

From Bill Finch, on kudzu:

Kudzu has appeared larger than life because it’s most aggressive when planted along road cuts and railroad embankments—habitats that became front and center in the age of the automobile. As trees grew in the cleared lands near roadsides, kudzu rose with them. It appeared not to stop because there were no grazers to eat it back. But, in fact, it rarely penetrates deeply into a forest; it climbs well only in sunny areas on the forest edge and suffers in shade.

From Beth Woolsey, on teenagers,

Here’s the truth: you screw things up, friends. Sometimes ENORMOUSLY. Certainly daily.

And here’s another truth: so do we. Absolutely. HUGELY. And just as often.

Turns out, we are, all of us, a mess, and also magical and magnificent. Incredibly magnificent.

From J. R. Daniel Kirk, on freedom:

Jesus calls followers for one major reason: to do everything that he does.

Jesus proclaims the good news. He calls followers for this purpose and sends them out to do so.

Jesus heals the sick. He calls followers for this purpose and sends them out to do so.

Jesus exorcises demons. He calls followers for this purpose and sends them out to do so.

Jesus goes to the cross. And… what?

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