Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Absolutely Certain ...About Fewer Things

"When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me." -- attributed to John Wesley

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, nominee for General Superintendent..

"It is my desire that we may see how evangelism and social action go hand-in-hand in bringing the Kingdom of God here on earth."

- Dr. Jo Anne Lyon sharing her vision in her annual report as then Director of Public Morals and Social Concerns for the 1986 West Michigan District Conference (p.65), a decade before she founded World Hope International.

"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do." --Sarah Ban Breathnach

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Defining Holiness...

"We have put so much emphasis on avoiding evil that we have become virtually blind to the endless opportunities for doing good.

We have defined holiness through what we separate ourselves from rather than what we give ourselves to. I am convinced the great tragedy is not the sins that we commit, but the life we fail to live...

There is a subtle danger of hiding apathy behind piety. Getting rid of sin in your life? Great. Now it's time to do something."
- Erwin McManus (Seizing Your Divine Moment, p.34-35)

"Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can." ~ attributed to John Wesley