LIVING AS APPRENTICES
Once again, I found a treasure on my way to doing something else – this time clearing off a book shelf. Tucked in among the books were these quotes. As I read them, I thought of all the note books I have filled with quotes, an obsession I have had since I was a teen-ager (several decades ago). As I moved over the years, I discarded many of them. But these will live in cyberspace. Unfortunately I didn’t make note of the author of the first two quotes. Maybe you will recognize one and let me know!
“When God’s grace fills our life, we will be less likely to keep score.”
“Grace is looking at someone’s need and overlooking their unworthiness.”
“God works where he sends us to wait. . . . Wait on God and He will work, but don’t wait in spiritual sulks because you cannot see an inch in front of you! Are we detached enough from our own spiritual hysterics to wait on God? To wait is not to sit with folded hands, but to learn to do what we are told.” Oswald Chambers
And my favorite Jesuit phrases:
Ad maiorem (or majorem) dei gloriam – “To the greater glory of God”
Quid hoc ad aeternitatem – “What is this to eternity?” or “What is this in light of eternity?”