“Beware of paying attention or going back to what you once were, when God wants you to be something that you have never been.” – O. Chambers
“In the whole of world history there is always only one really significant hour – the present…If you want to find eternity, you must serve the times.” – Deitrich Bonhoeffer
“Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard
“Once, the church was known for lavish grace, reckless hospitality, utter devotion to Jesus Christ as God-with-us.” – Kenda Dean – Almost Christian.
“As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their ‘right’ place.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Have you concluded that your desire for purpose is an illusion? Then follow the Eastern masters to their various states of detachment. Have you determined that your purpose is something that you must figure out for yourself and accomplish all on your own? There are many secularist thinkers to cheer you on in the attempt. Or are you open to the possibility that there is One who created you to be who you are and calls you to be who He alone knows you can be? Then listen to Jesus of Nazareth and his two words that changed the world – ‘Follow me.'” – Os Guiness from The Call, chapter 9.
“We all feel a sense of pressure to do something profound.” – John Grotzinger, “Curiosity” Mars Rover Mission Project scientist on the hopes of the mission.
“The way of Jesus cannot be imposed or mapped – it requires an active participation in following Jesus as he leads us through sometimes strange and unfamiliar territory, in circumstances that become clear only in the hesitations and questionings, in the pauses and reflections where we engage in prayerful conversation with one another and him”
– Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way – A Conversation on the Ways that Jesus is the Way.