A Few Provocative Lines

Here is a small bouquet of quotations to ponder when you’re taking a break from summer recreation:

Samson sought the Holy Spirit so he might be a hero, but never so that he might become a saint. (Mark Buchanan)

Avoid adjectives of scale. Then you will love the world more, and desire it less. (Matsuo Basho)

“Take what you want,” said God. “Take what you want—and pay for it.” (Spanish proverb)

Where there is excess, there is a lack. And where there is a lack, there will be excess. (Anon.)

It’s fine to pursue career success and to pursue happiness—but separately. (Yolanda Von Hockauf)

There is far more in Christ to steady you than there is anywhere else in life to trouble you. (James S. Stewart)

And finally, a little dark humour worth taking seriously:

There is always room for improvement . . . and then you die. (Anon.)

0 Responses to “A Few Provocative Lines”

  1. Ellen

    There is always room for improvement . . . and then you die. (Anon.)

    I have a friend who breeds dogs, so the B* word is a technical breeding term.

    She say, “life’s a b*…and then it has puppies!” Although depending on how much you like puppies, that could be a good thing…

  2. Sarah

    There is far more in Christ to steady you than there is anywhere else in life to trouble you. (James S. Stewart)

    Isn’t it amazing that we can never deplete the resources we have in Christ of grace and mercy and love and discipline and truth and …. whatever it is we need! Awesome.

  3. Joel

    Samson sought the Holy Spirit so he might be a hero, but never so that he might become a saint. (Mark Buchanan)

    Thought it was interesting how he uses both the Holy Spirit and Saint to describe Samson situation when he probably had no conception of both. But I guess that we as saints are allowed to say such things and hope the Holy Spirit uses them in spite of our inaccuracies.

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