Quotes (5)

It’s a day for quotes.  Here’s mine for the week.  Again in no particular order:

“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

“The crucified life is a blessed but lonely life that no man can walk for someone else.” – A.W. Tozer

“The person who walks in awe of God will not walk in the fear of man.” – Perry Noble

What about yours?

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4 Responses to “Quotes (5)”

  1. Diane Chilson Says:

    The true calling of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way. ~~A. P. Stanley~~

  2. To your quotes:

    John Adams Quote: … what will happen when there are no more moral and religious people? Scared for my kiddos / grand-kiddos…

    Honestly, when I read about a “crucified life” all I hear is: “don’t dance” “don’t wear jewelry, makeup, jeans” “don’t watch movies” “don’t drink wine”– that’s what it meant to literally crucifying the flesh. Years of that… I can’t shake off the guilt sometimes –

    What does it look like to walk in “aw” exactly?

    “What does it mean to be a real man, a real woman? What shape does mature, authentic humanity take in everyday life?” – Eugene Peterson “Run with the Horses”

    I loved this sentence in the book because I remember reading Psalm 15 “Who Shall Dwell on You Holy Hill?” And I thought… wow… what does he look like? What does it take?

    And that brings me to my next quote – same book same author:

    “The difficult pastoral art is to encourage people to grow in excellence and to live selflessly, at one and the same time to lose the self and find the self. It is paradoxical, but it is not impossible”

    We need people (not only pastors), but relationships to encourage us in becoming what it takes.

    • Maria,
      That was Adams’ concern as well.

      I’m not sure when Paul talked about crucifying yourself or when Jesus spoke about considering the cost they were talking about dancing, jewelry, jeans, certain movies, etc. Hmmm.

      I’ve also been reading about genuine humanity. I like what Peterson has to say. To be what God created us for (in His image) takes His power. Anything less (falling into sin) is less than human.

      Thanks for the thoughts.

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