Wednesday, March 28, 2007

... good quotes...

“To make a start where we are, we must recognize that our world is not normal, but only usual at present.” Dallas Willard

“Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives.” Henri Nouwen

“Assault and withdrawal are the two essential forms of relational sin.” Dallas Willard

“Attack and withdrawal are practiced by every human being on earth, and they damage every marriage and family and workplace and church. At root, they are the two expressions of the one great sin, which is the lack of love, the violation of the one great commandment. All of our relational mismanagement is really a variation on these two tendencies of the fallen human heart. When we feel threatened, we want to hurt others or hide from them.” John Ortberg

“Lonliness is the leprosy of modern society.” Mother Teresa

“Community is the place where our limitations, our fear and our egoism is revealed to us. While we are alone, we could believe we loved everyone. Now that we are living with others, living with them all the time, we realize how incapable we are of loving, how much we deny to others, how closed in on ourselves we are.” Jean Vanier

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