Here are this month's quotes. A number of them are from Kenneth Boa and his book, Conformed to His Image. Remember, I don't always subscribe to the sentiments of a quote. For me a good quote is not so because it is true, but because it is thought provoking.
CALLING: The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. Frederick Buechner
CRITICS: The main reason people rain on my parade is because they have no parade of their own. Jeffrey Gitomer
DISCIPLESHIP: The bulk of Christian churches and denominations pitch their message so low that even if their members practiced the spiritual regimens they propose, it is unlikely that they would be distinguishably different from their neighbors. Ken Boa
GOD: It is easy and comforting to reduce God to a set of biblical propositions and theological inferences rather than a living person who cannot be boxed in, controlled, or manipulated by our agendas. Kenneth Boa
GROWTH, PERSONAL: The one who stops being better stops being good. Oliver Cromwell
HISTORY: The study of history moves on, remorselessly, like time itself. Today’s sensation becomes tomorrow’s irrelevance. The best-seller of one decade becomes the embarrassment of another. The revolutionary theory which convulses the academic world gets cut down in the next age to an ironic footnote. Paul Johnson
JESUS, IMITATION OF: To ask the question, What would Jesus do? Without practicing the habits we know he practiced is to attempt to run a marathon without prior training. Kenneth Boa
JESUS, IMITATION OF: We have bought the illusion that we can be like Christ without imitating his spirituality. If we wish to be like our Master, we must imitate his practice. Kenneth Boa
SUFFERING: I know God will not give me anything I cannot handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. Mother Teresa
To read additional quotes for this month, check out the New Quotes on the Quotes page in the right column.
Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International