Quotes of the Week – 5th November 2009

6 11 2009
‘Free grace will fix those whom free will shook down into a gulf of misery’
– Thomas Boston, Human Nature in Its Fourfold State, p.54
‘There’s no way round grief and loss: you can dodge all you want, but sooner or later you just have to go into it, through it, and hopefully, come out the other side. The world you find there will never be the same as the world you left’
– Johnny Cash, Cash: The Autobiography, p.29

‘He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him’
– Psalm 126:6
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Quote of the Week – 30th October 2009

30 10 2009
The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself or less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less. I don’t need to notice myself – how I’m doing, how I’m being regarded – so often
Tim Keller, The Reason for God, p.181