Crumbs – What’s in a Name?

“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou, Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou are thyself though, not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, nor arm, nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. O! be some other name: What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title. Romeo, doff thy name; And for that name, which is no part of thee, take all myself.” Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare


                                                          Reinhold Niebuhr

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe                                  


“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”  Alan Watts


“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.” Francis Bacon

“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:18-20


“The amount of time we spend with Jesus – meditating on His Word and His majesty, seeking His face – establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom.” Charles Stanley 


2 Responses to “Crumbs – What’s in a Name?”
  1. Dixie Meeks says:

    The only way to make sense of change is to hold it up to God’s Word to determine if it is worthy of “jumping in and embracing it” The beautiful steam of our life is too often flooded with the perverse and ungodly changes that our society promotes. If with jump in to the change it better be with a life jacket because we will surely drown.
    Love & blessings, Dixie Meeks

    • Thanks, Dixie. Wise words and so true. I know the decisions of the leadership of Cru is steeped in prayer and God’s Word. I think of the song that talks about jumping in and going deep. (with God, of course.) Blessings to you, as well. Liz

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