While exhorting us always to let our gratitude for God’s forgiveness overflow into works of love, [Paul] never imagines that our moral progress will be worth writing home about — our bodies are dead because of sin (Rom. 8:10)! Admiring our good works is like looking at our loved one, stretched out in a casket, commenting on how good he looks in that suit — for all the good it’s going to do him!
in Christianity Today
Just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, doesn’t mean they do love each other.
We don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
Heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
C. S. Lewis
God created matter; in Jesus, God joined it.
Our problem is not so much that God doesn’t give us what we hope for as it is that we don’t know the right thing for which to hope.
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes
When our faith fails, Christ’s faithfulness doesn’t fail.
in an interview onYou’re Included
Jesus Christ died for you precisely because you are sinful and utterly unworthy of him, and has thereby already made you his own before and apart from your ever believing in him. He has bound you to himself by his love in such a way that he will never let you go, for even if you refuse him and damn yourself in hell his love will never cease.
Thomas F. Torrance,
The Mediation of Christ
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.
We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while only producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.
Petronius Arbiter, A.D. 66