April 21, 2010: What I Am Reading Today

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.”

AW Tozer
via http://www.dailysermonillustration.com

“Desire is often talked about as something we ought to overcome… Our desire for God is the desire that should guide all other desires… Spiritual disciplines are not ways to eradicate all our desires but ways to order them so that they can serve one another and together serve God.”

Henri Nouwen
via Henry Nouwen Society Daily e-mail for April 21, 2010

“I’ve been a Christian for more than thirty-five years, but I wasn’t able to comprehend God’s radical grace until I opened up my life to friendships with safe people.”

Lisa Whelchel
Friendship for Grown Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way

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