Notable and Quotable

More thoughts from great thinkers across the centuries.  Again, the theme is on repentance from sin.

“Many think they repent when it is not the offense but the penalty that troubles them.” – Thomas Watson

“Learn this lesson: not to trust Christ because you repent, but trust Christ to make you repent; not to come to Christ because you have a broken heart, but to come to Him that He may give you a broken heart; not to come to Him because you are fit to come, but to come to Him because you are unfit to come. Your fitness is your unfitness. Your qualification is your lack of qualification.” – Charles Spurgeon

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” – C.S. Lewis

“Repentance, not proper behavior or even holiness, is the doorway to grace. And the opposite of sin is grace, not virtue.”  – Philip Yancey

Picture from author’s travels in the Wallowa Range, Oregon

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