"when i am talking to somebody, there are always two conversations going on. the first is on the surface; it is about politics or music or whatever it is our mouths are saying. the other is beneath the surface, on the level of the heart, and my heart is either communicating that i like the person i am talking to or i don't. God wants both conversations to be true. that is, we are supposed to speak the truth in love. if both conversations are not true, God is not involved in the exchange, we are on our own, and on our own, we will lead people astray. the bible says that if you talk to somebody with your mouth, and your heart does not love them, that you are like a person standing there smashing two cymbals together. you are only annoying everybody around you. i think that is very beautiful and true." -donald miller, blue like jazz
i really love this book.