"Charity functions to keep the wealthy sane. Tithes, tax-exempt donations, and short-term mission trips, while they accomplish some good, also function as outlets that allow wealthy Christians to pay off their consciences while avoiding a revolution of lifestyle. People do their time in a social program or distribute food and clothes through organizations which take their excess. That way, they never actually have to face the poor and give their clothes, their food, their beds. Wealthy Christians never actually have to be with poor people, with Christ in disguise." (>>)
"It is a leap of faith to imagine that other people are actually people and not some kind of complicated experiment, but it's a leap of faith that makes a lot of sense." (>>)
"The greatest thing about having a child is putting yourself second in your own life. It's a massive gift to be able to say that you're not the most important person to yourself."
"Why is that a good thing?"
"Because that's always gonna let you down, you know what I mean? The idea that 'I've gotta get me right, I've gotta get what I want'; that's never gonna quite work, you know? Life just isn't that satisfying. But if you can be useful to somebody else, that you can actually accomplish. You can go, 'I did a pretty damn good job today as a dad. Pretty good, best as I could'; that's worth so much more. (>>)