“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”
— Werner Heisenberg (Nobel Prize Winning Physicist)
One difference between wisdom and mere knowledge is that wisdom deepens your understanding of how much you don’t know
— John Polkinghorne
Science is concerned with the question, How?—By what process do things happen? Theology is concerned with the question, Why?—Is there a meaning and purpose behind what is happening?
— John Polkinghorne
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things. To us what matters is an individual. To get to love the person we must come in close contact with him. If we wait till we get the numbers, then we will be lost in the numbers.
– Mother Teresa
Discovering the will of your parents or a friend or a coworker is one thing. But discovering God’s will is completely different. First of all, God is not in the advice business. He’s in the Lordship business. So if you really want to get personal and get God’s take on your situation, you’ll discover that He requires something up front first: control. More than He wants people who make good decisions, God wants hearts that are surrendered to Him.
God has an uncanny way of knowing where we stand on this issue. And often, He will withhold information about His will until He detects a willingness on our part to follow through on what He says regardless.
So do you really want to know God’s will? Are you truly ready for what He’ll say? Or are you just looking for another angle on your situation, another opinion to consider before you make up your mind? Your answer may determine how well you hear His.
— Excerpted from Discovering God’s Will by Andy Stanley
To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal.
— Simone Weil
It is curious that people who are filled with horrified indignation whenever a cat kills a sparrow can hear that story of the killing of God told Sunday after Sunday and not experience any shock at all.
– Dorothy Sayers