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Spiritual Wisdom – 33 Quotes From Great Christians to Help Every Pastor

17. “The preaching of grace can only be protected by the preaching of repentance.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

18. “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

19. “Peace is first of all the art of being.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

20. “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ~ Frederick Buechner

21. “Life is grace. Sleep is forgiveness. The night absolves. Darkness wipes the slate clean, not spotless to be sure, but clean enough for another day’s chalking.” ~ Frederick Buechner

22. “Only miracle is plain; it is in the ordinary that groans with the weight of glory.” ~ Robert Farrar Capon

23. “The Christian religion is not about the soul; it is about man, body and all, and about the world of things -with- which he was created, and -in- which he is redeemed. Don’t knock materiality. God invented it.” ~ Robert Farrar Capon

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24. “If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.” ~ John Mark McMillan

25. “All sins are attempts to fill voids.” ~ Simone Weil

26. “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” ~ Simone Weil

27. “A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

28. “To complain that man measures God by his own experience is a waste of time; man measures everything by his own experience; he has no other yardstick.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

29. “Educated Christians like myself expect God’s grace to prefer people of greater natural ability, higher standards of behaviour, and superior education in the liberal arts. In fact God mocks my expectations.” ~ Augustine of Hippo

30. “Heaven is important, but it’s not the end of the world” ~ N.T. Wright

31. “You become like what you worship. When you gaze in awe, admiration, and wonder at something or someone, you begin to take on something of the character of the object of your worship.” ~ N.T. Wright

32. “If you’re a Christian you’re just a shadow of your future self.” ~ N.T. Wright

33. “I feel about John’s gospel like I feel about my wife; I love her very much, but I wouldn’t claim to understand her.” ~ N.T. Wright

What awesome spiritual wisdom quotes would make it into your notebook?

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Ray Hollenbach, a Chicagoan, writes about faith and culture. He currently lives in central Kentucky, which is filled with faith and culture. His book "Deeper Change" (and others) is available at Amazon.com