More quotes from the weekend reading

Church Unique (Mancini), Rise to Conquer (Poland) and Life as a Vapor (Piper) Quotes

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” –Antoine de Saint Exupery

“When God wants change, He affects the heart of the leader first. … It’s as if the leader is standing on top of the mountain, with others below. He or she sees something awesome, something more beautiful, better, and withing reach.” –Mancini, p. 181

“A conquering world view, commitment to a global cause, conviction of invincibility, divine sanction, and a vision of what the world could be like make up a kingdom mentality. Christians have more reason for it and less of it than any group on earth.”  –Poland, p. 31

“If the leader has any hope of painting a memorable picture of the future, it  will be with the vivid and compelling language of metaphor–living language–that penetrates the soul as much as its illuminates the mind.” –Mancini, p. 183

“Lord, command what you will, and give what your command.” –Augustine, Confessions, X, 31. quoted in Piper, p. 41

Lord, give me the will to do all that you command. Give me the joy of doing Your will so that Your will becomes the joy of more people who will find You because You gave the will.

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