Thought Provokers


Let all multiplicity be absent from your prayer.
A single word was enough for the publican and the prodigal son
to receive God’s pardon….
Do not try to find exactly the right words for your prayer:
how many times does the simple and monotonous stuttering of children
draw the attention of their father!
Do not launch into long discourses,
for if you do, your mind will be dissipated
trying to find just the right words.
The publican’s short sentence moved God to mercy.
A single word full of faith saved the thief.

John Climacus

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I am certain that there will be three surprises in heaven.
First of all, I will see some people there whom I never expected to see.
Second, there will be a number whom I expect to be there who will not be there.
And, even relying on His mercy,
the biggest surprise of all may be that I will be there.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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Jesus went about offering his love to every Tom, Dick, and Harry:
prostitutes, call girls, racketeers, blind beggars,
and God knows what all!
The spontaneity of it, the uncalculating spirit, the generosity of it–
this is what gives it its magic and wonder,
and draws us to him.

Edmund A. Steimle

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He that thinks he lives without sin
does not avoid sin but rather excludes pardon..
And therefore I dare assert that it is good
that the proud should fall into some broad and disgraceful sin.


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A Christian is not he that has no sin, or feels no sin,
but he to whom God imputes no sin because of his faith in Christ.

Martin Luther

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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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