Monday, August 28, 2006

Things that have been jumping out at me from things I am reading...

"Risk, as we have seen, is indispensable to any significant life, nowhere more clearly than in the life of the spirit. The goal of faith is not to create a set of immutable, rationalized, precisely defined and defendable beliefs to preserve forever. It is to recover a relationship with God." - Dan Taylor

"There is a point in a child's development when the child's mind seems shaped like a question mark-every sentence begins with 'why.' The answers seem only to raise more questions. Most parents understand that although it is important to attempt an answer, often the answer is irrelevant. For little children, what is most important is the act of questioning itself because children's questions are more than a request for information. Their questions are an act of affection, of communion and of trusting." - Mike Yaconelli

"The critical issue today [facing Christians] is dullness. We have lost our astonishment. The Good News is no longer good news, it is ok news. Christianity is no longer life changing, it is life enhancing. Jesus doesn't change people into wild-eyed radicals anymore, He changes them into "nice people." - Mike Yaconelli

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