“Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” (Francis of Assisi)
“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” (Marcus Aurelius)
Do you ever get discouraged in your efforts at reaching out to others with the gospel message? Does it seem like we are teaching hearts of stone that have no interest in God’s gracious offer of a new life? Learn to accept the fact that some doors are closed, and that is God’s will
Understand that the Lamb chose to come to this world and completed His mission, and that the Lamb is also a Lion. 1Cor. 14:20; Col. 1:9-11
“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” (William Shakespeare)
“The wicked have only accomplices, the voluptuous have only companions in debauchery; self-seekers have only associates; politicians have only their factions; the generality of idle men has only connections; princes have only courtiers; virtuous men alone possess friends.” (Voltaire)
While we may judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must trust judgment of persons and their sins to the justice and mercy of God.
“It is a great thing to go down to history as the man with the open house or as the man with the brotherly heart. Someday people will sum us up in one sentence. What will that sentence be?” (William Barclay, The Letter to the Romans, Westminster, rev. ed., p. 220)