Saturday, August 16, 2008

Two Quarters Quotes-August

On faith...

I think that Christianity has two emphases.

One is a social emphasis to impart the values of the kingdom of God in society - to relieve the sufferings of the poor, to stand up for the oppressed, to be a voice for those who have no voice.

The other emphasis is to bring people into a personal, transforming relationship with Christ, where they feel the joy and the love of God in their lives. That they manifest what the fifth chapter of Galatians calls 'the fruit of the Spirit'.

Fundamentalism has emphasized the latter, mainline churches have emphasized the former.We cannot neglect one for the other."-Tony Campolo

On prayer...

Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth. Elisabeth Elliot

On living with others...

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. Augustine of Hippo

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody (to no one). Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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