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I thought it might be fun and encouraging to share some of our favorite quips and quotes here for discussion or just meditation/consideration.

 

Here's one I heard today from Richard Rohr:

 

"God comes to you disguised as your life."

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Faith begins with an exclamation: “What the #%&* was that?!”- Kim Fabricus

We do not serve God by abandoning our intellectual integrity.   C. Randolph Ross, Commonsense Christianity (available online at www.religion-online.org)

Like the two golden birds perched in the same tree as friends, the ego and the Self exist in the same body. The former eats both the bad and good fruits of the tree of life while the latter does not d

I rather like this from 'Finding God in a Tangled World'. The two lines have to be taken inseparably. :)

 

No one is worthy of Jesus' holiness.

No one is unworthy of Jesus' holiness.

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Woody Allen,

 

" Hey listen — I've proved a lot of things. That's how I pay my rent. Theories and little observations. A puckish remark now and then. Occasional maxims. It beats picking olives, but let's not get carried away. "

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These simple lyrics of a song were instrumental in triggering a positive transformation in my life.

 

"You'll never know that its true til it happens to you"

 

 

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"So go out and live real good and I promise you'll get beat up real bad. But, in a little while after you're dead, you'll be rotted away anyway. It's not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn't live." — Rich Mullins

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To take up the study of mysticism with thought to become a mystic is as for a man to take up women's studies with thought to becoming a woman.

 

 

 

(not sure if I read that somewhere I can't recall, or if I made it up myself :)

Jenell)

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“[F]or theological interpretation of the Christ-event, description and not explanation remains the operative ideal... The attempt to describe in other words and concepts the Christ-event is a necessary task if it is to be grasped at all, but let such attempts proliferate, let them be held lightly, and let no exclusive claims be made for them."

Paul DeHart,
Trial of the Witness
, describing the hermeneutics of theologian Hans Frei
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