I know the further I go,
The harder I try, only keeps my eyes closed.
And somehow I’ve fallen in love
With this middle ground at the cost of my soul.
Yet I know, if I stepped aside,
Released the controls, you would open my eyes.
That somehow, all of this mess
Is just an attempt to know the worth of my life…
Mercury (Sleeping at Last)
"Life is never as glamours as it’s shown through Instagram, as real as it’s portrayed through Facebook, or as authentic as any social media platform can depict. Real life is not online."
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak out for me."
"Even with the best intentions, we leave in our wake a trail of brokenness that requires grace to be close behind."