Monday, October 27, 2008

Quote of the Moment

When speaking of Jesus, Garret Keizer said,

"Smite his cheek, and he turns you the other; slap the dignity of the house of prayer, however, and he turns over a table."

What about you? What's your favorite quote of the moment?

27 comments:

Mella DP said...

We become by grace what God is by nature. - an Eastern Orthodox teaching

mchersh said...

Humility is like underwear -
essential, but indecent if it shows.
Anon.

Joanna said...

Yep, feel free to use the preaching baby clip or anything else i've found

Kelli said...

Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.

Kate said...

"The 'go' in 'go, therefore, and make disciples...' actually means 'go about your business'. Go, be a lawyer and make disciples. Go, be a CPA and make disciples. Go, be a teacher and make disciples. Go, do what God has called you to do. And make disciples." --The guest preacher in church on Sunday

Joanna said...

"The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of, our attention would have been on God."
C.S Lewis is Prayer:Letters to Malcolm

I've been pondering on this in relation to the drive in a lot of churches to be fancier and more high tech.

Donna said...

"God loves me anyway, even when I'm a whiney butt..."

by my friend Jules...yesterday.....

Helen said...

John 1:12 "To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name".
For obvious reasons.


"The King is a big man, but he still can't eat his cookies with a shovel." One of my dad's favorite Hungarian quotes. Keeps me from getting too caught up in appearances.


"The reason they call them lessons, is because they lessen from day to day." Lewis Caroll in Alice in Wonderland. I know it isn't true. I love the irony.

Christy said...

Kelli, you took mine! I believe that quote is accredited to John Wayne. Here are two others I like:

"How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it."
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

"Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles."
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

Keith said...

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." — Herm Albright

Marni said...

My most recent fav quote is, I believe, by Garrison Keillor..."Going to church no more makes you a Christian than standing in a garage makes you a car."

I love it!

Jeff said...

“I’m really excited about being part of a church that does not want to be a clubhouse with a cross on top.”

http://revjeffrey.blogspot.com/2008/10/quote-of-year.html

Brenda said...

"The place that God calls us is that place where the world's deep hunger and our deep desire meet".
Frederick Buechner

JennyM said...

"Don't sacrifice the permanent on the alter of the immediate".

Eugene Peterson (I think?)

"Don't make me come back there!!" every parent

Shawna said...

"If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish,
let them perish with our arms
about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for."

--Charles Spurgeon

vanilla said...

"It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged." -G.K. Chesterton

eastern ky pastor said...

Shawna, that one is hanging above my office door.

Here's some of my favorites.

"Inconceivable" "You keep using that word. I dont thinks it means what you thinks it means."

"She turned me into a newt....I got better."

"Are you saying coconuts are migratory?"

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?" Abraham Lincoln when accused of being two-faced.

"Everyone may be entitled to his own opinion but everyone is not
entitled to his own truth. Truth is but one." Doug Groothius

"You can kill us, but you can't hurt us." Justin Martyr

"Nobody worries about Christ as long as he can be kept shut up in
churches. He is quite safe inside. But there is always trouble if you try and let him out." G. A. Studdert Kennedy

"Defend the Bible? I would just as soon defend a lion. Just turn the Bible loose. It will defend itself." Charles H. Spurgeon

"The longer you delay, the more your sin gets strength and rooting. If you cannot bend a twig, how will you be able to bend it when it is a tree?" Richard Baxter

"God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible-- what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves." A. W. Tozer

It's hard for me to stop...

teamstrand said...

We have little trouble picturing ourselves on God's side, but for the life of us we can't picture God stooping down enough to be on ours.

Beth Moore

Stacy from Louisville said...

A guy was in a Christmas play I once saw. He was one of the Wise Men who was looking for baby Jesus. He forgot his line and blurted out, to the other guy in scene,

"Has anyone seen a small Christ child?"

Emily said...

"If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?" - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Stacy from Louisville said...

Emily - well played.

Pam said...

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and realize that prisoner is you. ~Lewis Smedes(sp? I think)

fb said...

My Mom always said "The whole world is crazy, with the exception of me and thee - but lately I am concerned about thee"!!!

katdish said...

"What you really have to do, if you want to be creative, is to unlearn all the teasing and censoring that you've experienced throughout your life. If you are truly a creative person, you know that feeling insecure and lonely is par for the course. You can't have it both ways: You can't be creative and conform, too. You have to recognize that what makes you different also makes you creative."

- Arno Penzias, 1978 Nobel Prize winner for physics

Annie K said...

When in doubt, cast it out!

Traci said...

If, as one flesh, we are not advancing the kingdom of God; then what are we doing? --Jeremy Nelson

Traci said...

If, as one flesh, we are not advancing the kingdom of God; then what are we doing? --Jeremy Nelson