I read these quotes in the latest Rick Warren newsletter. These are GREAT!
I especially like the Wilkinson quote: God is … “planning miracle appointments on earth and looking for people who will volunteer to partner with him in delivering them.” Gives meaning to every person in my day. Do they need a miracle smile from someone who recognizes them as another human being. A miracle door held open by someone who isn’t thinking only of himself. A miracle conversation about Jesus by someone who overcomes his fears of how they might respond.
“I used to see Heaven as a place where I might live someday. Now I recognize that Heaven is also a place where God is busy right now planning miracle appointments on earth and looking for people who will volunteer to partner with him in delivering them.” ~ Bruce Wilkinson, You Were Born for This (Multnomah Books, reprint, 2011)
“Church is not a meeting or a place you enter. It is an identity that is ours in Christ. It is an identity that shapes the whole of life so that life and mission become ‘total church.'” ~ Total Church: A Radical Re-Shaping around Gospel and Community (Crossway, 2008)
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ~ American author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.