The paradoxes of the ways of God are part of the mystery of our being, and though we may see kinship between Job, Jeremiah and the Suffering Servant in Second Isaiah, it is only in the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ that the afflictions of Job reach their proper evaluation. We have reached the heart of the message of Job when we can say: “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to thy Cross I cling.”
- William Neil
Christians haven’t always looked like Jesus. Perhaps the greatest barrier to Christ has been Christians who pronounce Jesus so loudly with their lips and deny Him so loudly with their lives.
- Shane Claiborne, Jesus For President
Love can never be an offense to Christ.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship