Currently Reading: The Divine Conspiracy

"All of the good and beautiful things from which we occasionally drink tiny droplet of soul-exhilarating joy, God continually experiences in all their breadth and depth and richness." (pg 62)

"Gradually there crept into my mind the realization that God sees this all the time. He sees it, experiences it, knows it from every possible point of view, this and billions of other scenes like and unlike it, in this and billions of other worlds. Great tidal waves of joy must constantly wash over his being." (pg 63)

"Those who have attained considerable spiritual stature are frequently noted for their "childlikeness." What this really means is that they do not use their face and body to hide their spiritual reality. In their body they are genuinely present to those around them." (pg 76)

"Persons rarely become present where they are not heartily wanted. Certainly that is true for you and me. We prefer to be wanted, warmly wanted, before we reveal our souls - or even come to a party. The ability to see and the practice of seeing God and God's world comes through a process of seeking and growing in intimacy with Him." (pg 77)

"We automatically remember what makes a real difference in our life. The secret of the great teacher is to speak words, to foster experiences, that impact the active flow of the hearer's life. That is what Jesus did by the way He taught. He tied his teachings to concrete events that make up the hearer's lives. He aimed His sayings at their hearts and habits as these were revealed in their daily lives." (pg 114)

"...when I treasure those around me and see them as God's creatures designed for his eternal purposes, I do not make an additional point of not hating them or calling them twerps or fools. Not doing those things is simply part of the package." (pg 155)


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