Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.

— Eberhard Arnold

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Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion.

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After all, the living book of God's creation lies open for all to see;

it points constantly to the divine calling for which we were placed in nature. Nature is a continual admonition to us, for nowhere has God's creation departed so far from its origin and primeval purpose as in the human race.

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Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God’s eyes.

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Our gifts seem so small in comparison to God

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Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.

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Whoever is gripped by God's spirit turns to his creation with all the interest that comes from God's love.

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You have perhaps waited for years to be freed from some need.

For a long, long time you have looked out from the darkness in search of the light, and have had a difficult problem in life that you have not been able to solve in spite of great efforts. And then, when the time was fulfilled and God's hour had come, did not a solution, light, and deliverance come quite unexpectedly, perhaps quite differently than you thought?

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God does not work by only one method, paint in only one color, play in only one key, nor does he make only one star shine onto the earth.

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Brothers and sisters, love the earth.

Be true to the earth, and do not believe those seducers who look longingly to the world beyond, casting suspicion on this world. Jesus is the greatest friend of the earth-Jesus who again and again, in the original spirit of Judaism, proclaimed love for the soil and love for the land. "Blessed are the peacemakers," he said, "for they shall possess the earth."

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We need to reach the millions who live in cities, the hundreds of thousands in industrial centers, the tens of thousands in medium-sized towns, the thousands in small towns, and the hundreds in villages -- all these at once. Like a volcanic eruption, a spiritual revolution needs to spread through the country, to spur people to crucial decisions. People have to recognize the futility of splitting life up into politics, economics, the humanities, and religion. We must be awakened to a life in which all of these things are completely integrated.

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Truth without love kills, but love without truth lies.

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Our gifts seem so small in comparison to God’s.

But our efforts count, even though like Simeon we only stretch out our arms in the patience of faith so that we may receive the Holy Gift. Even though we only wait, poor and yearning in the darkness, in fervent longing for the proclamation, we are ready, and may help bring about the fullness of time.

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About Eberhard Arnold

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Theologian
Birthday October 16

Life in community is no less than a necessity for us, an inescapable ‘must’all life created by God exists in communal order and works toward community.

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The natural world around us shows the way to relief.

All of life is maintained by the sun, by the air, by water, by the earth and its resources. And to whom was the sun given? To everyone. If there is any one thing that people do have in common, it is the gift of sunlight. But as the early Christians said, "If the sun were not hung so high, someone would have claimed it long ago."

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If we become completely whole-hearted we will have love for all people and will seek in each person what is most holy, what God has inspired in him or her. And only then will there be no danger of softening or twisting our witness. Why? Because the capacity of our faith will no longer be narrow. If we are not broadhearted, we have not yet grasped the meaning of faith. We must always be ready to be newly led in our faith, even through the tiniest atom of godliness we find in others. It is that which leads us to the kingdom of God. We affirm that there is something of God in all people -- something of the light. It may only gleam now, but it will eventually lead to complete illumination.

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You have perhaps waited for years to be freed from some need.

For a long, long time you have looked out from the darkness in search of the light, and have had a difficult problem in life that you have not been able to solve in spite of great efforts. And then, when the time was fulfilled and God

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