Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thoughts for reflection

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Today, I want to give you three very short quotations by Philip Yancey, all of which really speak to me:
When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person.
Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.
Christians get very angry toward other Christians who sin differently than they do.
That last one is rather snarky, isn't it. It also makes a good point regarding our own need for self-examination, doesn't it?


  1. Well I have to admit that I get really mad at "Christians" who commit the sin of self-righteousness. And I'm pretty righteous in my indignation about it. But I tend to get into other kinds of sins more easily and therefore like a lot of company so, hopefully - if on judgment day I can keep a poker face - God will focus on those who look the most guilty and overlook me. ; )

    But I'm not going to give up righteous indignation at people who are self-righteous - not even for Lent. And I mean that very seriously. So there!

  2. Ha!

    I literally laughed out loud!

    (And I hope I get to see your poker face on Judgment Day. Hey, go for it!)

  3. These are great quotes! I love the first one, and the third one made me laugh because it's true (at least for me). Thank you for these!


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