Classic and contemporary excerpts.
What an immense grace God is giving me! But how did I come to deserve it after so many sins? Truly our God is a God of mercy! He loads you with gifts at the very time you’re giving Him no thought, or worse, betraying him.
—Carlo Caretto in Letters to Dolcidia
Choose Real Worship
Strange things are happening all around us in Christian circles because we are not truly worshipers.
For instance, any untrained, unprepared, unspiritual empty rattletrap of a person can start something “religious” and find plenty of followers who will listen and promote it! Beyond that, it may become very evident that he or she had never heard from God in the first place.…
Because we are not truly worshipers, we spend a lot of time in the churches just spinning our wheels; making a noise but not getting anywhere.… I would rather worship God than do any other thing I know of in all this wide world!
—A. W. Tozer in Renewed Day by Day
Life’S Grievous Sorrows
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
—George Bernard Shaw in Man and Superman
I have been determined in captivity, and still am determined, to convert this experience into something that will be useful and good for other people. I think that’s the way to approach suffering. It seems to me that Christianity doesn’t in any way lessen suffering. What it does is enable you to take it, to face it, to work through it, and eventually to convert it.
—Terry Waite, quoted in Church Times (Dec. 27, 1991)
The Challenge Of Crisis
The modern world is said to have made discipleship harder. But it has also made evangelism easier. Today’s world is said to be multiplying crises all around us. But we ...1
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