Be born in us today
If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost.
—Corrie Ten Boom in Each New Day
When small things are big
The day of small things can become the life of biggest and best things. A small word spoken at the right time may set a whole life straight. A gentle smile may brighten the way for the man with a heavy load. The small bit of time with the Book and the knee bent will hallow the day’s task. The still, small voice listened to may turn the world’s tide. The small in God’s hand becomes big.
—A. J. Gordon in The Bent-Knee Time
Holy gift exchange
Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man—His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God—when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.
—Vance Havner in The Vance Havner Quote Book
What other deadly sins?
Perhaps the bitterest commentary on the way in which Christian doctrine has been taught in the last few centuries is the fact that to the majority of people the word immorality has come to mean one thing and one thing only.… A man may be greedy and selfish; spiteful, cruel, jealous, and unjust; violent and brutal; grasping, unscrupulous, and a liar; stubborn and arrogant; stupid, morose, and dead to every noble instinct—and still we are ready to say of him that he is not an immoral man. I am reminded of a young man who once said to me with perfect simplicity: “I did not know there were seven deadly sins; please tell me the names of the other six.”
—Dorothy Sayers in The Whimsical Christian
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