Sunday Afternoon Reading
These are some quotes from some of my weekend reading. Enjoy.
“While the Gospels record many instances of Jesus instantly healing people’s illnesses, we know of not even one instance in which he simply waved his hand to immediately fix an ugly habit for one of his disciples. Instead, he simply kept teaching and correcting them, giving them time to grow.”
—Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg,
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, 56.
“Speaking of our tendency to imitate,” Lois says, “I find that my own mind seems remarkably malleable, impressed by whatever I read or see modeled around me. A steady diet of cynical political commentary always makes me more negative. Being with friends who gossip can make me more careless about how I speak. None of us is so mature that we cannot be influenced. The question is: Who or what do we want to shape our lives? Even the culture around us will try to ‘disciple’ us I we have not placed ourselves under the transforming influence of Jesus Christ.”
—Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, 63.