Now, with God’s help, I shall become myself.
— Søren Kierkegaard
If you have the right words, you are considered an orthodox and law- abiding Christian. We burned people at the stake for not having the right words, but never to my knowledge for failing to love or forgive, or to care for the poor. Religion has had a love affair with words and correct ideas, whereas Jesus loved people, who are always imperfect.
— Mike Breen, Multiplying Missional Leaders
Jesus enters the world of the people rather than expecting them to step out of that world and come to him.
— Kenneth Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
If our belief systems are so solid, why do we surround ourselves with bubbles that shield us from others who see differently than we do?
You enter the extraordinary by way of the ordinary.
— Frederick Buechner
Following your heart is not the same as following Christ. They are usually opposite.
The happiest Christian homes I know are those given to hospitality, where neighbors feel at home…
— Billy Graham