Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I've seen again and again. Ravi Zacharias
Some believers are much surprised when they are called to suffer. They thought they would do some great thing for God; but all that God permits them to do is to suffer. Robert Murray M'Cheyne
A prayer for Sanctity of Life Sunday. "Lord God we give thanks to You! For You formed each of us in his or her mother's womb and since our births have daily given us the breath of life. We marvel as we read in scripture that John who You appointed to be the Savior's forerunner leapt for joy in his mother Elizabeth's womb.
We whom You have made stewards of creation and especially we who You have called to be disciples of the Lord of life ask that you make us faithful and constant in seeking to safeguard the dignity of every human life whether unborn, afflicted with congenital deformity of body or mind, or debilitated by infirmity.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Whose mother brought Him to full term despite her humble circumstances and in defiance of the appearance of immorality which her miraculous virginal pregnancy presented to the world, amen."
The excellence of the Church does not consist in multitude but in purity. John Calvin
Yes, Forrest, life is like a box of chocolates! If you read the chart inside the box which describes the piece you select, you'll know what you're gonna get.
If you read God's word the holy Bible, you'll know what you're gonna get from the choices you make in life.
The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die...after Christ's example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain. Paul Miki, martyred by crucifixion in Japan, 5 February A.D. 1597
To the Unborn Child
Oh Wondrous Child!
Sleeping in your liquid sea
Sheltered from our curious eyes
You bear the image of Divinity.
Oh Beauteous Child!
Fearfully and wonderfully wrought
In the depths of the secret place
Proclaiming in your unformed substance
The mystery of Creation's grace
Maureen Sutton, Bible teacher and counsellor
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