Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Week in Words
This is a collection of quotes that made an impression on me this past week:
"For the Christian to be driven or motivated toward toward personal resolution by a change of the calendar frankly seems a little superstitious...To say that January 1st is somehow the best day to make personal resolutions is to pattern ourselves after two societies that were completely steeped in paganism...For us to then say that we are most significantly convinced of the need for change in the days or weeks leading up to January 1st is to say that the Holy Spirit is somehow constrained or motivated by the same pagan system of days that motivated the Romans and the Babylonians...As Christians we know that we are to live in a continual state of repentance, always being sensitive to the necessity for change, always pursing holiness, and always seeking to obey Christ. To wait until January 1st, viewing it as the one time eacy year when we make what we hope will be the most significant of these changes is to say that they are not just as necessary on May 7th, or August 19th, or any other day of the year."
Daryl Wingerd from Let Us Resolve This...A Few Thoughts About Personal Resolutions
"Gluttony is the sin of not enough and too much. It's rarely content with what it has and routinely asks for more. It has an appetite that's long and patience that's short."
Aaron Householder from an article on gluttony in the December, 2010 issue of Home Life
"Shallow desires produce shallow efforts."
Lysa TerKeurst from Made to Crave as posted on Lisa & Eric's blog on KLove's website
From a Facebook friend : "Success is having the courage, determination and the will. Failure is making excuses why you didn't succeed and blaming others around you because you didn't."
Great reminder from a Facebook friend: "It does not matter what else is happening around me if my relationship with God is right nothing will be able to defeat me and take away my peace only God can give."
Barbara hosts this cool meme at Stray Thoughts.