"As she stood looking at it, wondering why there was a lamp-post in the middle of a wood and wondering what to do next, she heard a pitter patter of feet coming toward her..." (C S Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Quotes on Christian Unity

Regarding other people, our problem is that we need them (for ourselves) more than we love them (for the glory of God).  The task God sets for us is to need them less and love them more.   (Ed Welch, When People are Big and God is Small)

Christian brotherhood is not an ideal which we must realize; it is rather a reality created by God in Christ in which we may participate.” (Bonhoeffer, Life Together)

There is no doubt that we are all brothers in grief; but we shall never again be brothers in life and fact till we are once more brothers in fun and farce. (G. K. Chesterton)

Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow.  So one hundred worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become "unity" conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified. (AW Tozer)

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. (C S Lewis, The Four Loves)