Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category
“The more we lack in this world,
The more surely we discover the best thing the earth has to offer us:
Charles de Foucauld.
“May your whole life be
A continual act of thanksgiving for the mercy of God,
An active search for His will,
And a total fidelity to His service.”
Nicolas Barré (1621 to 1686).
The greatest heretical threat to Christian faith arises when we more emphasise the first half of God’s call to Abraham (“I will bless you”), than the second half (“I will make you a blessing to all those around you”). Both parts must be equally affirmed in the same breath. Anything less is neither orthodox nor reflective of a grace-driven faith. – Leslie Newbigin
“The Christian way is not one of avoidance but of particpation in the suffering of Christ, which encompasses not only our own suffering but the suffering of the whole world.” – Richard John Neuhaus, Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross. 28 March 2010 Lent Reflection.
“Seek to be known by what you are for, rather than what you are against.”
W. Robert Cook, “Learning the Components of Biblical Leadership,” in Roberts, Randal. Ed. Lessons in Leadership: Fifty Respected Evangelical Leaders Share Their Wisdom on Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1999.