"I’d like to learn more about the muscular system."
– my son Ethan, age 9
A great quote from Frederick Buechner:
"Repentance is coming to your senses. It’s not something you do as much as something that happens. True repentance spends less time looking at the past and saying ‘I’m sorry,’ than to the future and saying, ‘Wow!’"
Happy Labor Day!
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." – Jesus of Nazareth
"For whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his." – Hebrews 4:10
… or is it actually right-side up? Here’s a great quote from Frederick Buechner’s book Listening to Your Life:
If the world is sane, then
Jesus is mad as a hatter and the Last Supper is the Mad Tea Party. The
world says, Mind your own business, and Jesus says, There is no such
thing as your own business. The world says, Follow the wisest course
and be a success, and Jesus says, Follow me and be crucified. The world
says, Drive carefully – the life you save may be your own – and Jesus
says, Whoever would save his life will lose it and whoever loses his
life for my sake will find it. The world says, Law and order, and Jesus
says, Love. The world says, Get and Jesus says, Give.
In terms of the world’s sanity,
Jesus is crazy as a coot, and anybody who thinks he can follow him
without being a little crazy too is laboring less under a cross than
under a delusion.