Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers + posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, not charged, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Thursday, November 05, 2015

UPLIFTING QUOTES

New quotes will be added:

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations


“It is not death that people should fear, but they should fear never beginning to live.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.


William Arthur Ward

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

The seed never sees the flower.
Zen saying

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“The best revenge is to be unlike the one who performed the injury.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations


“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations


“Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”
– Henry David Thoreau


We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Native American Proverb

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.
Jack Brown

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  – J. R. R. Tolkien

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Mahatma Ghandi

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus (French existentialist)

"I am not Christian or Catholic.....I am life" - Gabriel Blake (9yrs old)


"A new way of thinking for all. As of today, when someone asks you your religious beliefs and faith, answer with this: Firstly, I am a human being, the same as 7 billion others in every way, and like them I wish to look after my family, to love and feed them and be there for them and be happy. Secondly, my religious faith is mine, whatever your faith is, is irrelevant. This irrelevance is not disrespectful towards you - it's just that your faith and my faith may be different, but this matters not, as firstly we are human, we are the same. Human first, baggage second." Carson Bilsland, killed in Algeria in 2012, wrote on Christmas Day

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