Do we know how to listen well? Do we know how to listen to God, and to those around us?
When Jesus says, ‘Give back to Caesar what is Caesar and to God what is God’s,’ is there anything more going on than a clever answer?
I didn’t want to keep people from dying; I wanted to show them how to live.
Garbage is a sign of provision. Potato peelings, apple cores, and squash seeds are silent witnesses that our Father is still feeding us.
The first song the people Israel sang in the Temple was: ‘God is good; his love endures for ever.’
There’s always more we can do in ministry, but God is not asking, ‘Can you do more?’ He is asking, ‘Do you love me?’
Without doubt we are wrong and would remain wrong in many of our convictions - we need to learn to sit humbly under the authority of the Bible.
How easy it is to let the cares and concerns of this world crowd out our faith.
‘I learnt that perhaps the idea of ‘free love’ is kind of flawed, that in fact real freedom lies in the trust you confer to your partner, that in return they trust you unconditionally. That is the real freedom, that is free love.’
Human beings are more than a disembodied mind - so faith is more than agreeing with something.