“It was no accident, no coincidence, that the seasons came round and round year after year. It was the Lord speaking to us all and showing us over and over again the birth, life, death, and resurrection of his only begotten Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lord. It was like a best-loved story being told day after day with each sunrise and sunset, year after year with the seasons, down through the ages since time began.”
– Francine Rivers, The Last Sin Eater
“I testify that He is utterly incomparable in what He is, what He knows, what He has accomplished and what He has experienced. Yet, movingly, He calls us His Friends”
– Neal A. Maxwell
“But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.”
– Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version
“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.”
– G.K. Chesterton
“Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.”
– Alan W. Watts
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he has to say, and make fun of it.
– Thomas Carlyle
As the print of the seal on the wax is the express image of the seal itself, so Christ is the express image – the perfect representation of God.
– St Ambrose
If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies.Yet distance makes no difference.He is praying for me.
– Robert M. McCheyne
The dying Jesus is the evidence of God’s anger toward sin; but the living Jesus is the proof of God’s love and forgiveness.
– Lorenz Eifert
If Christ is not divine, every impulse of the Christian world falls to a lower octave, and light and love and hope decline.
– Henry Ward
We faintly hear, we dimly see, In differing phrase we pray; But dim or clear, we own in Him The life, the truth, the way.
– John Greenleaf
I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.
I wouldn’t put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted, but I very much doubt if He would.
– David Jenkins
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
– St. Francis
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.