Monday, January 30, 2006

Some thought-provoking quotes...

On why God allows pain and suffering...
“Theologians have battled this discussion for centuries and have yet to come up with compelling reasons for pain that fully satisfy those who are hurting. But for me, it has been reduced to one simple explanation: healing is temporal but grace is eternal. Given a choice, I will take grace every time.” (Mariane Holbrook)

On integrity...
"Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is." (C.S. Lewis)

On the cross...
"The cross cuts deeply into our lives, but it can be known only as far as the knowledge of our sin goes. If we don't make our sin known to ourselves and others, our experience of the cross will be a shallow, sentimentalized version of the real thing." (John Fischer)

On Forgiveness...
"The only thing harder than forgiveness is its alternative." (Philip Yancey)

1 comment:

Byron said...

Check out these quotes:

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. (Erich Fromm)

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.
(Vance Packard)