Monday, March 07, 2005

Some Quotes for you...

They made me think in line with some parts of my life im thinking and grappling with today: COMMUNITY - Thanks to Wanderer of the North "Community is a terrible place, a place where our limitations and egoisms are revealed to us. When we begin to live full time with others we discover our poverty and our weakness, our inability to get on with others...our mental and emotional blocks...our frustrations and jealousies...." --Jean Vanier BEING JESUS - Eugene Peterson in Christianity Today from Arlen "How do we meet the need? Do we do it in Jesus' way, or do we do it the Wal-Mart way? Spirituality is not about ends or benefits or things; it's about means. It's about how you do this. How do you live in reality? So, how do you help all these people? The needs are huge. Well, you do it the way Jesus did it. You do it one at a time. You can't do gospel work, kingdom work in an impersonal way." Eugene Peterson MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE ‘It may be a drop in the Ocean but the ocean is made up of drops.’ Mother Teresa LOCAL CHURCH - Eugene Peterson in Christianity Today from Arlen "One thing that I think is characteristic of me is I stay local...while all this glitter and image of spirituality is going around, I feel quite indifferent to it, to tell you the truth. And I'm somewhat suspicious of it because it seems to be uprooted, not grounded in local conditions, which are the only conditions in which you can live a Christian life." Eugene Peterson WORLD VIEW - Thanks to Where is Raed ? "the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do." Samuel P. Huntington LOVE "I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no more hurt, only more love." Mother Teresa


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