I wonder if I am doing less inspiring, and more challenging.
Not just challenging people how they’re not dreaming, learning, doing, becoming more…
But to inspiring them positively, lighting the fire of their God-potential!
I want more and more to be this kind of leader!
“The devil will try to upset you by accusing you of being unworthy of the blessings that you have received. Simply remain cheerful and do your best to ignore the devil’s nagging. If need be even laugh at the absurdity of the situation. Satan, the epitome of sin itself, accuses you of unworthiness! When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future!”
(St. Teresa of Avila)
“They tell you sex has become a mess because it was hushed up. But for the last twenty years it has not been hushed up. It has been chattered about all day long. Yet it is still in a mess. If hushing up had been the cause of the trouble, ventilation would have set it right. But it has not. I think it is the other way round. I think the human race originally hushed it up because it had become such a mess.
Continue reading ‘C.S.Lewis on Shame and Sex’ »
I received this wonderful spiritual observation from someone in my church…
Some people are kind, polite and sweet-spirited — until you try to get into their pew. (George Goldtrap)
As part of my teaching series called “Response-ability: Responding to the grace of God!”, I handed out a small card with these words: “Lord, I commit myself, with Your help, to making every effort to grow and improve in this area: _______________________”
How do we decide an area to grow in? Continue reading ‘A commitment to grow!’ »
O God, I have tasted Your goodness,
and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
O God, the Triune God,
I want to want You;
I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me Your glory, I pray,
so I may know You indeed.
Begin in mercy a new work of love within me…
Give me grace to rise and follow You up from this misty lowland
where I have wandered so long.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
“Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours, no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which to look out
Christ’s compassion to the world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless others now.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, or by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.”