Quotes

Quote of the Week

“If you really want to understand the Raramuri, you should have been there when this ninety-five-year-old man came hiking twenty-five miles over the mountain. Know why he could do it? Because no one every told him he couldn’t. No one ever told him he oughta be off dying somewhere in an old age home. You live up to your own expectations, man. -Micah True, p. 50

From Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run


quote of the week

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
-Mohandas Gandhi

(I was teaching the kids about Gandhi in history today so I thought it appropriate to quote him).


Quote of the Week

“Instead of subtly nuanced abilities in pastoral visitation we get training in mass visitation movements, misnamed evangelism, that promise to fill the pews on Sundays. Instead of letters of spiritual counsel we get slogans designed for the mass media. Instead of models for patience we get pep talks and cheerleader yells to work up church spirit.”

Eugene H. Peterson
    Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work


Quote of the Week

“Humanity does not pass through phases as a train passes through stations: being alive, it has the privilege of always moving yet never leaving anything behind. Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still.”

C.S. Lewis
  Allegory of Love