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Shortly before his death a spokesman for the church suggested that he consider retirement because of failing health, eyesight and memory. Newton replied, ‘What, shall the old Africa blasphemer stop while he can still speak?’ On another occasion before his death he is quoted as proclaiming with a loud voice during a message, 'My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: "That I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior!
—  Kenneth W. Osbeck, 101 Hymn Stories, describing the life of John Newton (who wrote Amazing Grace)
Isn’t it good to be able to love someone without feeling like they must be just like you? There is neither a right nor a wrong, just different. Many people always feel that how they are is how everyone must be. They have appointed themselves as missionaries traveling to the rest of us to teach the natives to be more like them. Wrong. None of us is the same. Our thoughts are different. Our preferences are different. We are as diverse as we are multiple. For every person you see on this planet there is but one pattern. The world has never seen one of you before, and it will never see another one again!
—  T.D. Jakes, Daddy Loves His Girls