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We all do it

Updated: Aug 8, 2021

I'm guessing that we all have something in common. Humans tend to be collectors. We collect all of sorts of things.

What about you, what do you like to collect?

I'm a collector of quotes. Over the years I've collected a number of sayings from the communion of saints. They've taught me much about life with God, and the art of living by faith.

Here are a few treasures from my collection:

You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in You. (Augustine of Hippo)

God is the God of the humble, the miserable, the oppressed, the desperate, and those who have been brought to nothing. And it is the nature of God to exalt the humble, to feed the hungry, to enlighten the blind, to comfort the miserable and afflicted, to justify sinners, to give life to the dead, and to save those who are desperate and damned. (Martin Luther)

God would tie and attach us to this one person, Christ. Apart from this person, born of Mary and having real flesh and blood, we are neither to seek nor find God. For we are to grasp and find God only through faith in the flesh and blood of Christ. (Martin Luther)

Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves. (Blaise Pascal)

If God be not enough for you, you will never have enough. Turn to him more, and know him better, if you would have a satisfied mind. (Richard Baxter)

The world appears very small to the soul that contemplates the greatness of God. (Brother Lawrence)

None of us feels the true love of God until we realize how wicked we are. But you can’t teach people that –they have to learn by experience. (Dorothy Sayers)

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. (Dorothy Day)

There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still. (Corrie Ten Boom)

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence. (Mother Teresa)

It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place. (Elizabeth Elliot)

At my lowest, God is my hope. At my darkest, God is my light. At my weakest, God is my strength. At my saddest, God is my comforter. (Anonymous)

Which is your favorite? I invite you to share it below. I would be most interested in knowing why you made the selection you did.

Photo by Karen Vardazaryan on Unsplash

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