Notable and Quotable

Great quotes from great spiritual thinkers of yesterday and today.

Today’s quotes are on entertaining sin and on repentance in our lives.

“Honesty before God requires the most fundamental risk of faith we can take: the risk that God is good, that God does love us unconditionally. It is in taking this risk that we rediscover our dignity. To bring the truth of ourselves, just as we are, to God, just as God is, is the most dignified thing we can do in this life.”  — Gerald May

“God never takes away anything that He doesn’t replace with Himself.”  — Jacquelyn K. Heasley

“There is more joy in heaven over a converted sinner than over a righteous person standing firm. A leader in battle has more love for a soldier who returns after fleeing, and who valiantly pursues the enemy, than for one who never turned back, but who never acted valiantly either. A farmer has greater love for land which bears fruitfully, after he has cleared it of thorns, than for land which never had thorns but which never yielded a fruitful harvest.”  — Gregory the Great

“When prodigals return great things are done.”  — A.A. Dowty

“True repentance will entirely change you; the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people.”  — George Whitefield

“He comes never late who comes repentant.”  — Juan de Horozco

“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord….”  – Peter the Apostle

Featured image by this blogger, Wallowas, Oregon

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