Quote-worthy Wednesdays: All-Time Favorites

Welcome to Wednesdays, where I will draw from the words of people with far more wisdom. And use lots of w’s.

Today, I’m offering some quotes that I have loved for years.  At one point in time, each one was displayed somewhere to be seen everyday–bathroom mirror, office bulletin board, dashboard of my car.

There is no magic in small plans. When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less than that would not be worthy of Christ nor of His will for my life.  –Henrietta Mears

Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.  –C.S. Lewis

When circumstances aren’t agreeable, I practice a little spiritual discipline that keeps me in joy nevertheless.  When someone asks me how I am, I’ll answer, “Other than the fact that my sins are forgiven and that I’m going to live in heaven eternally in the joy of God, I’m not doing too well.”  The look on the questioner’s face always amuses me, and it usually lifts the cloud a bit.  Sometimes I’ll just answer, “Fundamentally sound.”  -Ben Patterson

All-time favorites for you?  Something you’ve got memorized by now?  Or something you recently heard or read that stuck with you?

One thought on “Quote-worthy Wednesdays: All-Time Favorites

  1. Jill said, “I bet we sleep well tonight,” for it had been a full day. Which shows how little anyone knows about what is going to happen next.
    – C. S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

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