My pal's life verse and biblical hero is Acts 9:17.
Tim Keller's 9-11 sermon called Truth, Tears, Anger and Grace is probably worth a re-listen given the events of the weekend.
Sometimes something catches my eye that looks interesting and I then wonder how on earth I can get hold of it if it's not on Amazon?
This post got me wondering about the state of pastoral care in our church and its relationship to growth.
A friend had something encouraging for me today but worried it would stoke my pride so asked if I wanted to know. I said yes and have since been reflecting on pride which is of course pretty much the root of everything that's not good. As C S Lewis observed:
“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.”
Twice in last two weeks I have come across this Nietzsche quote and the second time was reading this:
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”