Some good quotes!

"But when we read the gospels, we are struck with a towering figure that upsets us at every turn, alternately fascinating and frustrating, comforting and deeply disturbing at the same time." (Jesus the Reasoner)

"Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everlasting stream." -Amos 5:24

"It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away." -Ellis Boyd Red Redding

"Oh Lord, you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you." -St. Augstine

"Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last!"

"The point is that God's splendor becomes clearer whenever God or the Son of God powerfully spends himself in order to cause others to flourish" -Cornelius Plantinga Jr.

"The way to fulfill yourself is to spend yourself" -Plantinga

"The whole difference between construction and creation is...that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists." G.K. Chesterson

"God leads a very interesting life and is full of joy. Undoubtedly he is the most joyous being in the universe...We pay a lot of money to get a tank with a few tropical fish in it...but God has seas full of them, which he constantly enjoys." - Dallas Willard

"The universe is before our eyes like a beautiful book in which all creatures, great and small, are as letters to make us ponder the invisible things of God." -The Belgic Confession, Article 2

"When we have met the Lord in the silent intimacy of our prayer, then we will also meet him... in the market, and in the town square. But when we have not met him in the center of our own hearts, we can not expect to meet him in the busyness of our daily lives" -Henri Nouwen

"When we live in strong unity and harmony with others we are something like God" -Plantinga

"If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?" -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"O Lord, thou hast set up many candlesticks, and kindled many lamps in me, but I have either blown them out, or carried them to guide me in forbidden ways." -John Donne

"Religion can hide from us, as nothing else can, the face of God" - Martin Buber

"How fair and lovely is the hope which the Lord gave to the dead when he lay down like them beside them. Rise up and come forth and sing praise to Him who has raised you from destruction." -Syrian Orthodox Liturgy

"Those who have not learned to ask God for childish things will have less readiness to ask Him for great ones. We must not be too high minded. I fancy we may sometimes be deterred from small prayers by a sense of our own dignity rather than of God's" -C.S. Lewis


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