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Encouragement from the Dead and the Living

January 15, 2011

Words from the Dead

If the Lord gives us a true catholic spirit, free from a party sectarian zeal, we shall do well…for I am persuaded, unless we all are content to preach Christ, and to keep off from the disputable things, wherein we differ, God will not bless us long.

If we act otherwise, however we may talk of a catholic spirit, we shall only be bringing people over to our own party, and there fetter them. I pray the Lord to keep…me from such a spirit.

~George Whitefield, quoted in Don’t Call It A Comeback (page 40)

 

Where have we any command in the Bible laid down in stronger terms, and in a more peremptory urgent manner, than the commands of giving to the poor.

~Jonathan Edwards in “The Duty of Charity to the Poor” (quoted in Generous Justice)

Words from the Living

We began to see how, in so many ways, we made our cultural biases into moral principles and then judged people of other races [could substitute for race: denomination, class, culture, etc…] as being inferior.

~Tim Keller in Generous Justice (page xvii)

A lot of times we can get so involved in some system of child rearing that we forget our little kiddos aren’t projects, but people. The end result of our parenting is not to make sure they make us look good in church, or somehow make us a “success.” Our children are hearts and souls who need relationship without us checking off a check list or matching them to books, seminars and people who tell us how it all should be done.

~A. Ann

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  • Sarah January 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Love the words from the living . . . our children are not projects. Great quotes.

    • Keren January 17, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      Yes. Me, too. I needed to read that. The rest of her post is also wonderful along the parenting lines. I have loved following her blog for a couple years now-beautiful words and beautiful pictures!

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  • Tara Green December 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these. I’m refreshed, especially helped to read “Our children are hearts and souls who need relationship without us checking off a check list or matching them to books, seminars and people who tell us how it all should be done.”

    God bless you and your family.