Quotes of the Week

In my reading and listening throughout the week, I come across some pretty good quotes from some pretty great people.  Rather than keep them to myself, I thought I’d share them with you each week for your enrichment.  Enough of my words, let’s dive into the good stuff.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer“Things do exist that are worth standing up for without compromise. To me it seems as if peace and social justice are such things, as is Christ himself.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic . . . Do not defend God’s word, but testify to it . . . Trust to the Word.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“It is high time we broke with our theologically based restraint towards the state’s actions – which, after all, is only fear.  ‘Speak out for those who cannot speak.’  Who in the church today realizes that this is the very least that the Bible requires of us?”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The restoration of the church must surely depend on a new kind of monasticism, which has nothing in common with the old but a life of uncompromising discipleship, following Christ according to the Sermon on the Mount.  I believe the time has come to gather people to do this.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Helen_KellerA“Life is an exciting business and most exciting when lived for others.”  Helen Keller

“The rights and future liberties of our children and grandchildren depend on what we are willing to sacrifice in our day on their behalf, because on generation’s apathy and cowardice can squander and erase what the sweat and blood of previous generations have secured.” Stephen & Alex Kendrick, The Resolution for Men

Resolution for Men“Whether it’s delighting in His creation, enthusiastically telling them stories from His Word, or celebrating His goodness in ordinary conversation, you should delight in the Lord around your kids. You can’t inspire them with truths you’re not living yourself.” Stephen & Alex Kendrick, The Resolution for Men

“You know something is important when you’re willing to let someone else take the credit if that’s what it takes to get it done” Seth Godin

IMG_0636“Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated.  Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.” Martin Luther King, Jr.