I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time - waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God - it changes me.C.S. Lewis (via narnianquotes)
Love the sinner, hate the sin?
How about: Love the sinner, hate your own sin!
I don’t have time to hate your sin. There are too many of you!
Hating my sin is a full-time job.
How about you hate your sin, I’ll hate my sin and let’s just love each other!Mark Lowry
It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses
Well, allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine, equipped to work efficiently, if narrowly, and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt.Robertson Davies
Before I was a man proud of himself. I was sure that I am the captain of my ship and the master of my fate, I was sure that I am the one who determines my own destiny. Now I believe that I am in the hand of the Lord. I believe that I have changed completely from being the master of my own life to being the loving son, the servant, the slave of Jesus Christ.Father Lazarus El Anthony discussing his conversion from Atheism to Christianity. (via jamesfromta)
Because there isn’t enough real joy in the house of God, we need entertainment. Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. Because there isn’t enough power in the house of God, people are always looking for something to take its place. We point the finger at the world, but we need to turn to the Church and say we’d better all get sackcloth and ashes and humble ourselves and say “Almighty God!” When I see the Church in the New Testament, they didn’t have stately buildings or paid evangelists or a lot of money. They couldn’t get on television and beg! But I’ll tell you what they did - they turned the world upside-down!Leonard Ravenhill