Quote Day

Here are some of my favorite quotes I’ve encountered this week:


“The stale religiosity of legalists, trapped in the fatal narcissism of spiritual perfectionism, obscures the face of the God of Jesus.” [Brennan Manning]

“You’ve got enough insights to last you three hundred years. The most urgent need in your life is to trust what you have received.” [B. Manning]

“Craving clarity we attempt to eliminate the risk of trusting God. Fear of the unknown path stretching ahead of us destroys childlike faith trust in the Father’s active goodness and unrestricted love.” [B. Manning]

“Mystery is an embarrassment to the modern mind. All that is elusive, enigmatic, hard to grasp will eventually yield to our intellectual investigation, then to our conclusive categorization or so we would like to think. But to avoid mystery is to avoid the only God worthy of worship, honor, and praise.”  [B. Manning]

“We would never judge any of God’s other children with the savage condemnation with which we crush ourselves.” [B. Manning]

“Conflicts has not raised the question how can God tolerate so much evil, but rather how the more tangible reality of evil still allows the possibility of God’s existence.” [B. Manning]

“When we protect ourselves from what we fear, we also undermine our capacity for wonder.” [Jonathan Martin]

“It’s not exactly an icebreaker for a party, but if we really wanted to get to know each other, we would ask to see each other’s scars.” [J. Martin]

“We ask a lot of questions about what is going to happen in the future. But the question the Gospels ultimately pose is this: What are we going to do now that God’s future is crashing into the present?” [J. Martin]

“You must believe in the yes that comes back when you ask, “Do you love me?” You must choose this yes even when you do not experience it.” [Henri Nouwen]

“I would argue that immersion is primarily a quality of consciousness that has to do with the capture and control of attention, a necessary condition for any interpersonal persuasion, education, or entertainment to occur.”
[Diana Slattery]

“One of the surest ways to avoid being happy is to insist on being happy at all costs.” [Simon Tugwell]

What do you think, any good ones? What quotes did you encounter this week? 


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