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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer


  • #2
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer


  • #3
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer


  • #4
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “time is the most valuable thing that we have, because it is the most irrevocable.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison


  • #5
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz


  • #6
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain


  • #10
    C.S. Lewis
    “God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #11
    William Nicholson
    “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.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands


  • #12
    C.S. Lewis
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #13
    C.S. Lewis
    “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


  • #14
    C.S. Lewis
    “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


  • #15
    C.S. Lewis
    “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


  • #16
    Francis Chan
    “But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.”
    Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God


  • #17
    Francis Chan
    “Lukewarm living and claiming Christ's name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.”
    Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God


  • #18
    Shane Claiborne
    “Most good things have been said far too many times and just need to be lived.”
    Shane Claiborne


  • #19
    Timothy Keller
    “Our need for worth is so powerful that whatever we base our identity and value on we essentially 'deify.' We will look to it with all the passion and intensity of worship and devotion, even if we think ourselves as highly irreligious. ”
    Timothy Keller


  • #20
    Brother Lawrence
    “We should fix ourselves firmly in the presence of God by conversing all the time with Him...we should feed our soul with a lofty conception of God and from that derive great joy in being his. We should put life in our faith. We should give ourselves utterly to God in pure abandonment, in temporal and spiritual matters alike, and find contentment in the doing of His will,whether he takes us through sufferings or consolations. ”
    Brother Lawrence


  • #21
    Brother Lawrence
    “Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity. ”
    Brother Lawrence


  • #22
    Brother Lawrence
    “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.

    Brother Lawrence


  • #23
    Martin Luther
    “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.”
    Martin Luther


  • #24
    Martin Luther
    “Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.”
    Martin Luther


  • #25
    Martin Luther
    “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”
    Martin Luther


  • #26
    Martin Luther
    “The devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God....Music is a gift and grace of God, not an invention of men. Thus it drives out the devil and makes people cheerful. Then one forgets all wrath, impurity, and other devices.”
    Martin Luther


  • #27
    Martin Luther
    “Since then your sere Majesty and your Lordships seek a simple answer, I will give it in this manner, neither horned nor toothed. Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen."

    (Reply to the Diet of Worms, April 18, 1521)”
    Martin Luther, Luther's Works, 33: Career of the Reformer III


  • #28
    Martin Luther
    “Feelings come and feelings go,
    And feelings are deceiving;
    My warrant is the Word of God--
    Naught else is worth believing.

    Though all my heart should feel condemned
    For want of some sweet token,
    There is One greater than my heart
    Whose Word cannot be broken.

    I'll trust in God's unchanging Word
    Till soul and body sever,
    For, though all things shall pass away,
    HIS WORD SHALL STAND FOREVER!”
    Martin Luther


  • #29
    Donald Miller
    “It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless. ”
    Donald Miller


  • #30
    Donald Miller
    “Dying for something is easy because it is associated with glory. Living for something is the hard thing. Living for something extends beyond fashion, glory, or recognition. We live for what we believe.”
    Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality




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