Doing things for the sake of what we think the world needs is, at best, misguided.
We all just want to be seen, don’t we? Noticed. Celebrated. Adored, even. We want at least one person’s eyes…
“The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.”
“I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.”
“Our fall was, has always been, and always will be, that we aren’t satisfied in God and what He gives. We hunger for something more, something other.”
We give Him what we perceive to be our obedience yet internally resist a deeper surrender.
“If we are to love sincerely and with simplicity, we must first of all overcome the fear of not being loved.”
“When it comes to pain, God isn’t often in the business of taking it away. Instead, he adds to it. He is more of a giver than a taker.”
“There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.”
“A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.”