"I planted the seed... but God made it grow." I Cor. 3:6
Every now and then it is good to step back and take stock of one's life.
In our relationship to society as Christians, what is the purpose of our
lives: to reflect or to define culture? All too often we mirror our culture
rather than impact it. We read the same news, watch the same programs, react
the same ways, and do the same things as those around us.
If this is too much the case, perhaps our salt is in danger of having lost
"Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts
his affairs with justice." Psalm 112:5
"Whereas mysticism placed its emphasis on the journey inward,
Luther stressed the importance of breaking out of the self into service
of others." Donald Bloesch
Truth is so good, so wholesome, so sensible -- our minds ought to
be "captured" by its profound beauty. Yet why is it that we so
earnestly pursue the world's manifold distractions when in our hearts we
know it leads only to futility, vanity and emptiness?
"Positive Thinking" and "Possibility Thinking" are
not the same thing. We do not deny our mountains... We simply refuse
to accept them as final.
Thought from a dream I once had: Blessed is the man who loves the truth
more than anything.
"Many lives remain unfulfilled because of a lack of courage in
affirming one's inner convictions in spite of all obstacles."
"To live into the future means to leap into the unknown."
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless
His holy name. He has done great things."
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