Pastor V’s Shout-Outs: Top Quotes Edition

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Some good quotes from things I’ve read recently:

“For the Christian church to be holy means it should be radically different. The early Christian stuck out in the Greco-Roman pagan society because of their integrity and honesty, their sympathy and forgiveness, their sexual chastity, and their astonishing financial generosity. They were holy. Are we?”

— Tim and Kathy Kelly, “The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms”

“When my flesh yearns for some prohibited thing, I must die. When called to do something I don’t want to do, I must die. When I wish to be selfish and serve no one, I must die. When shattered by hardships that I despise, I must die. When wanting to cling to wrongs done against me, I must die. When enticed by allurements of the world, I must die. When wishing to keep besetting sins secret, I must die. When wants that are borderline needs are left unmet, I must die. When dreams that are good seem shoved aside, I must die.” — Milton Vincent, “A Gospel Primer for Christians”

 

“Indeed, the whole distinction between art and trash, between food and garbage, depends on the presence or absence of the loving eye. Turn a statue over to a bore, and his boredom will break it to bits - witness the ruined monuments of antiquity. On the other hand, turn a shack over to a lover; for all its poverty, its lights and shadows warm a little and its numbed surfaces prickle with feeling” — Robert Farrar Capon, “The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection”

 

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