So, Jac and I purchased a book entitled The Irresistable Revolution by Shane Claiborne. It’s a book calling us to an entire life of discipleship to Jesus. I’m just starting to read it, as she got at it first. Many others choose a quote to preface their book and I already love the one that Shane chose. Here it is:
Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage, and wisdom moves the world.
– Ammon Hennacy (Catholic activist, 1893-1970)
3 responses to “Incredible Book Intro Quote”
thankx for sharing, im copying that out as we speak.
hey when does the scenery change for you guys…i can’t remember…
look forward to seeing you both again, hopefully sooner than later…but ill take what i can get
definately missing you both
one more thing…mattu, i’d like to have Creative Shift as one of the links on my site, like your name is or somehow like tacf is…(not sure how that happened?!?) how do i do that?
That’s a killer quote. But….(this one’s for you Kelly and Matt) “watch those buts”.
Check this quote by Adam Clarke which I got from Willard’s “Divine Conspiracy”:
The eternal, independent, and self-existent Being; the Being whose purposes and actions spring from himself, without foreign motive or influence; he who is absolute in dominion; the most pure, the most simple, the most spiritual of all essences; infinitely perfect; and eternally self-sufficient, needing nothing that he has made; illimitable in his immensity, inconceivable in his mode of existence, and indescribable in his essence; known fully only by himself, because an infinite mind can only be fully conprehended by itself. In a word, a Being who, from his infinite wisdom, cannot err or be deceived, and from his infinite goodness, can do nothing but what is eternally just, and right, and kind. (Willard, 65+66).
When’s the last time you heard God described that way?
Yo, I think that’s worthy of a jungle-faced sacrifice of praise!
Anyone else got an edifying quote?