But Christianity is a queer business! If at the outset we try to do anything, we get nothing; if we seek to attain something, we miss everything. For Christianity begins not with a big DO, but with a big DONE.
She talked about God giving man free will. Because of that, there is evil in the world. If God pulled everyone’s strings all the time, we’d be puppets.
I fully recognize there is an urgent need for constructing the _strategic we-nes-in-sameness_ and promoting the _solidarity of sameness_. The sheer realization of the inextricable interconnectedness of I-ness/me-ness and we-ness/us-ness is the round for an authentic solidarity with one another in spite of and regardless of the difference.
It’s better to have no control and be in the center of God’s plan for your life than have total control and be completely lost to your destiny.
When you are not full of the Holy Spirit, you easily cower in fear and lack a stand on truth
Is romantic yearning an appetite for [H]eaven, or is it the ultimate refinement of covetousness?
God’s love grounds me while His mystery confounds me. He is a personal yet all-powerful; in me yet around me; creates me yet dies for me.
Our concern for victims is the secular mask of Christian love.
If the Bible is accurate in its assertions (a generous statement on our part), then we must also observe that anyone who ultimately comes to God does so because God made it happen. But this seems to imply that God makes it happen for some but doesn’t make it happen for others. Why? Is this fair? Is this good? Is this justice? Is this love?
I held my heart back from positively accepting anything, since I was afraid of another fall, and in this condition of suspense I was being all the more killed.