The greatest religions convert the world through stories.
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and we learn about Him in its pages. We know that it has great power. It has the power to change lives. It has the power to convert. If you read it with an open heart, you will know that it is the word of God and that it is true.
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
I don’t think the job of the antiracist is to convert the far-out heathen racist, or give them their ‘come to Jesus’ moment, as it’s called. They’ll either have those or they won’t, and usually, when they have them, it’s not because of something someone said per se; it’s because of some life crisis that makes them rethink.
Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.’
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
I know that two and two make four – and should be glad to prove it too if I could – though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.