Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Quotable Susan

On the Christian Life and the Church:
“And that’s one of the things you notice about Jesus in the Gospels, that He is always going around saying, ‘You have heard it said such and such, but I tell you some other thing.’ If you happened to be a person who thought you knew everything about God, Jesus would have been completely annoying.” -Donald Miller from his book “Searching for God Knows What”
“As a Christian, I feel that I am not capable of modeling good behavior or a good Christian walk to others on a consistent basis. Frankly, the only thing I find myself doing consistently is sinning. So, really the only thing I can model for others is brokenness and God’s abundant grace in forgiving me again and again.”  -Susan Siami
“What do we see in Jesus’ disciples? We see doubt; we see back-talking, we see them having their own plans, not Jesus’, and we see Jesus loving them the whole time” -Jack Miller World Harvest Missions video on “Grace Parenting”
“Most of the descriptions of the victorious life do not match the reality of my own. Hyperbole, bloated rhetoric, and grandiose testimonies create the impression that once Jesus is acknowledged as Lord, the Christian life becomes a picnic on a green lawn; marriage blossoms into connubial bliss, physical health flourishes, acne disappears, sinking careers suddenly soar… The New Testament depicts another picture of the victorious life: Jesus on Calvary. The Biblical image of the victorious life reads more like the victorious limp.” -Brennan Manning from his book, “The Ragamuffin Gospel”

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