Thursday, July 16, 2015

Quotes from the Cloud #28

This year, I hope share weekly posts of quotes. These quotes are from authors I'm reading and enjoying from the Clouds of Witnesses Reading Challenge

For fellow participants, what I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see is for people to share quotes from what they're reading. I'd love for you to share quotes occasionally with your readers and let me know about it. If you don't have a blog, you could always leave quotes in the comments here.
As we gradually come to befriend our own reality, too look with compassion at our own sorrows and joys, and as we are able to discover the unique potential of our way of being in the world, we can move beyond protest, put the cup of our life to our lips and drink it, slowly, carefully, but fully…we can choose to drink the cup of our life with the deep conviction that by drinking it we will find our true freedom. Thus we will discover that the cup of sorrow and joy we are drinking is the cup of salvation. ~ Henri Nouwen
We men and women are all in the same boat, upon a stormy sea. We owe each other a terrible and tragic loyalty. ~ G.K. Chesterton
God does not regard our voices, he hears our hearts, and if our hearts do not sing we have not sung at all. ~ Charles Spurgeon
The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and his compulsion is our liberation. ~ C.S. Lewis
The world doesn’t want to be punished. It wants to remain in darkness. It doesn’t want to be told that what it believes is false. If you also don’t want to be corrected, then you might as well leave the church and spend your time at the bar and brothel. But if you want to be saved—and remember that there’s another life after this one—you must accept correction. ~ Martin Luther, Faith Alone, July 2

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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