- Collins, F. S. (2007). The language of God : a scientist presents evidence for belief. Free Press.
- Lewis, C. S. (2001). Mere Christianity. Harper San Francisco.
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知之者不如好之者, 好之者不如樂之者。 - 論語 雍也篇The Confucius' quote is one of my mottoes as a scientist. A true scholar is one who does not only know the truth but also love the truth. I have been studying the functional and structural development of the fetal brain and placenta using magnetic resonance imaging, and their pathological abnormalities associated to congenital heart defects (CHD) or intrauterine growth restriction since I started to work in the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.
They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it. - Confucius in Chapter VI, The Analects
"Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you." (27 John 6)
If you're intolerant of people you think are intolerant, you're still intolerant.— Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) July 16, 2016
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“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (43-48 Matthew 5)One of the dramatic scenes in the Bible might be the moment that Jesus was arrested by servants of high priests. One of Jesus' companions cut off the servant's ear by his sword. However, the Jesus said to him.
“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” (52-54 Matthew 26)How beautiful the word it is! What we have to do is 'not to resolve' to get revenge on the assaulter, build more tangible or intangible walls against refugees, and to cruelly attack the attackers' headquarters. It is obvious that the best action is to 'Love Enemies'. This is also the challenge for me as well. There exists something invisible, called Satan, which lets me severely hate someone who deserves to be loved. I want to win a sequence of victories in all lifetime battles against Satan in which my sword and shield should be the Word and Prayer of life and love. I firmly believe that my Father in the Heaven would lead all of us who believe Him to the victory.