We can read a good spiritual book in search of information or in search of God. We will find only what we're looking for.
If it is true, as God says, that we are as we think, we risk becoming what we most fear if our fear is stronger than our love.
Who but the Christian, among the religions of the world and throughout time, worships a God who loves him so much that he died an agonizing and wretched death to pay for his sins?
It is not sufficient for artistic expressions to serve as signposts declaring what it is to be fully human. They should impart a vision of what it can be to become divine.
Art--music, painting, sculpture, dance, drama--opens doors to our soul, exposing our lives to whom or what we allow to enter.
Lust is insatiable, whether it feeds on power, wealth, or flesh. It eventually consumes our morality and ultimately consumes our humanity.
If sex is a skill, with its attendant expectations, frustrations, and failures, you are graded on performance; if it is an expression of love and commitment, you are not graded at all.
An individual who delights at all in the beauty of language does well to avoid becoming an attorney or a legislator.
Faith is such a wonderful thing. Without it, we would be panicky when we feel like we're standing alone and when the things we need and yearn for seem to be beyond our reach.
Mankind's first sin gave us the ability to know both good and evil. Our subsequent sins make us increasingly unable to tell the difference.
That America is an exceptional nation is unclear only to one who has not been taught its true history. It ceases to be exceptional only when its representative leaders cease to be exceptional. America, it has been said, is a nation of laws, not of men. The more it becomes a nation of men, the less it remains America.
One difference between the Bible and the Constitution is that we can still talk to the author of the Bible to discover original intent.
We praise God, not because he needs our praise (for all glory resides in and on him), but in order to see him more clearly, enlarge our soul, and relieve our spirit.
Lest we lay too heavy a criticism against any government administration--local, state, or federal--we are reminded that American government is representational. Political leaders reflect the people who elect them (as well as those who fail in this civic responsibility) as a mirror reflects those who gaze into it.
Is there anything God cannot do?Yes.God cannot learn, because he already knows everything and never learned what he knows.He cannot lie, because he is truth. God cannot reject anyone who has accepted his Son.Whether you accept or reject God, he cannot love you more, he cannot love you less, and he cannot stop loving you with all his heart.What a wonderful, limited God!
America is a post-Christian nation only in the sense that we have built a tenement on the foundation of a palace.
Patience is not developed by being forced to wait in long lines or for long periods of time. Patience is a decision: to sit back rather than lean forward, to shift your weight from the balls of your feet to your heels. To settle your thoughts on now, to enjoy the journey, to give something or someone time to grow.
Eyes are wonderful! Revelation is more wonderful! Eyes deceive you, revelation does not. Eyes evaluate, revelation is certain. God gives everyone eyes, revelation is reserved for those who pursue him for it.
People are fond of saying this or that changed my life. What they mean is something influenced their life. Only Jesus Christ--or WITSEC--can really change a life.