Crumbs: The Face of Christianity . . . Pt. 1

    “The man who is content to sit ignorantly by his own fireside, wrapped up in his own private affairs, and has no public eye for what is going on in the church and the world, is a miserable patriot, and a poor style Christian. Next to our Bibles and our own hearts, our Lord would have us study our own times.” J.C. Ryle

                                                                             

“Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society’s own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.”    A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

      “How can we know that what Jesus has shown us of God is the truth; or how do we know when we look into the face of Jesus that we are looking into the face of God? The answer is so plain and simple that it is a marvel how intelligent men can manage to miss it as they do. Look at what Christ has done for the soul of man: that is your answer. Christianity is just Christ – nothing more and nothing less. It is a way of life, and He is that way. It is the truth about human destiny, and He is that truth.”  R. J. Campbell, The Call of Christ [1933]

                                                          

 “Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.” Peter Medawar

               

“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T.S. Eliot, Choruses from The Rock”

                                                              

Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.  Virginia Satir

                                                                       

“Our life is full of brokenness – broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God’s faithful presence in our lives.”  Henri Nouwen

“Love floods us with hope.” Jareb Teague           
                          

“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.” 

     Augustine of Hippo

 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

                                                                     

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