Quotes - from Christianity

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by windblade, May 4, 2009.

  1. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    I'm thinking of this post as a place to ponder writings by Christians of all times and places. Please join in!

    "God thirsts to be thirsted after."

    - St. Augustine

    [This Message was Edited on 05/05/2009]
  2. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    "To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world."

    - Karl Barth

  3. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    "We pray, and yet it is not we who pray, but a Greater who prays in us."

    - Thomas Kelly
  4. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

    - Corrie Ten Boom (Holocaust survivor/writer/speaker)
  5. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    "I know nothing, except what everyone knows -
    if there when Grace dances, I should dance."

    W.H. Auden (poet)
  6. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    "Love to faults is always blind
    Always is to joy inclined,
    Lawless, winged and unconfined
    And breaks the chains from every mind."

    William Blake (poet, painter, engraver, mystic)
  7. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    "Preach the gospel at all times, use words when necessary."

    -St. Francis
  8. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    That's such a good quote. That's where I rest my life!
  9. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    " If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

    - Mother Teresa
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  10. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I posted some Christian quotes on your other thread..."I march to a different drummer"...lol!

  11. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Deb, haha - I had a hard time figuring out if I should do two threads or one. All the quotes that I used are all together in the journals that I have kept for 25 years. So I keep thinking when I put something on one thread or another, "well, this could definitely be on either post." So, I'm glad people are hopping from one to another.

    BDT - hi! I was so happy to see you back again. I was missing you, and wondering how you were.

    Rainbow, I was thinking - about the word judgement. I totally understand what Mother Teresa was saying, and totally agree.

    But I wonder if sometimes the word itself gets a little fuzzy. I've heard people quite a few times get tangled up, saying we have to define or figure out people. And that's true - in our lives, we need to stay away from people that are abusive or harmful. So I would think of that as a discerning kind of judgement. And it's necessary for survival.

    Then, to condemn someone is what I think of as the destructive kind of judging.

    It's just the word itself that I think gets confusing.
  12. Doznclan3

    Doznclan3 New Member

    I have a picture of Christ that says,

    I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.

    Love, Cynthia
  13. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    That's a good one to have up to look at all the time. For fortitude, and encouragement. It would be good to see every day - for all the situations in our life.

    Blessings to you,
    and your new chicks :) I'm loving how much you're enjoying them!
  14. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member

    Not much time to post but love reading these when I can.


  15. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Your comments have really encouraged me. I love going through my journals and books, and discovering more and more.

    I'm so glad you found something worthwhile.

    Blessings to you both!
  16. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    From a journal by Madeleine L'Engle:

    "I had yet to learn the faithfulness of doubt. This is often assumed by the judgemental to be faithlessness, but it is not; it is a prerequisite for a living faith.

    "Francis Bacon writes in De Augmentis, 'If we begin with certainties, we will end in doubt. But if we begin with doubts and bear them patiently, we may end in certainty.' "
  17. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    On her writing: (Wrinkle in Time series, journals, novels)

    "If my stories are incomprehensible to Jews or Muslims or Taoists, then I have failed as a Christian writer. We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it"
  18. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    " God is over all things,
    under all things,
    outside all,
    within, but not enclosed,
    without, but not excluded,
    above, but not raised up,
    below, but not depressed,
    wholly above, presiding,
    wholly without, embracing,
    wholly within, filling.

    (from the 11th century)
  19. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Lord! Give me courage and love to open the door and
    constrain You to enter, whatever the disguise You come in,
    even before I fully recognize my guest.
    Come in! Enter my small life!
    Lay Your sacred hands on all the common things and
    small interests of that life and bless and change them. Trans-
    figure my small resources, make them sacred. And in them
    give me Your very Self.

    -Evelyn Underhill
  20. springwater

    springwater Well-Known Member

    Your posts radiate so much goodness and purity and sweetness........you are truly a child of Christ. I think somewhere in the BIble Christ said "to enter the kingdom of heaven, you should be like a child" or something to that effect.....i see you in the innocence of a child and an absolute lack of interest in self ego.....it is wonderful to know you are on the boards..

    God Bless