following the post from yesterday, i am compelled to share these quotes that have encouraged me during the times of spiritual drought or doubts.
“we can do no great things, just small things with great love. it is not how much you do, but how much love you put into doing it.” – mother teresa
“Jesus raised His friend lazarus from the dead, and a few years later, lazarus died again. Jesus healed the sick, but they eventually caught some other disease. He fed the thousands, and the next day they were hungry again. but we remember His love. it wasn’t that Jesus healed a leper but he touched a leper, because no one touched lepers. and the incredible thing about that love is that it now lives inside of us.” – shane claireborne
“i think God wants us to let go of the things we love the most so that we can experience true love.” j.glass
love is a choice. to find true love, we have to risk going on a big adventure where there will be monsters and mount doom.
it all starts with your heart. is your heart reflecting God’s heart today? passionate for the poor. courageous. willing to take a step of faith out of comfort zone.
as you share God’s table, what do you hear? when you break the bread and drink the wine, do you hear Him?
“i am partaking in the suffering of sin with you and for you. i am doing this because i love you.”
compassion means “suffering with“. jesus’ flesh was torn and his blood dripped on the cross because He chose to suffer with us and for us. God loves us.
if we are His sons and daughters, will we not do the same thing for our brothers and sisters across the globe?
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” – isaiah 58: 6-7
“how very true – if our hearts break at the plight of the world’s children, what is a mere million among the literally billions that suffer in our world today? it will be wonderful to be able to impact the lives of a million children, but it still will be just a drop in the ocean!…God hurts for children in countries where Compassion’s ministry might never reach…
but I have come to believe that God expects Compassion to minister to children beyond those we can sponsor…He wants to bless the children of the world by using Compassion beyond our wildest imagination.”
– wess stafford