I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.— Paul the Apostle
Reckoning Christian New Year quotations
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
When we once begin to form good resolutions, God gives us every opportunity of carrying them out.
The man who has made God his dwelling place will always have a safe habitation.
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.
Democracy is the worst kind of government, I'm sorry.
Would you still call yourself a Christian if they elected a new Jesus every four years?
He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.
As I make goals for this year... Jesus, let your thoughts become my thoughts and bend my will to Your will.
The Christians think I am making a mistake by not trying the New Testament and meeting Jesus. The Jews tend to think I am making a mistake by reading without support from educated people. After all, there is 2,000 years of scholarship about the book, they say, so it's perverse of me to ignore it.
And the pressure to clarify what exactly is happening to Christians and other minorities in the Middle East is certain to intensify in the New Year.
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
And there's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past, you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is.
Of all persons the Christian should be best prepared for whatever the New Year brings. He has dealt with life at its source. In Christ he has disposed of a thousand enemies that other men must face alone and unprepared. He can face his tomorrow cheerful and unafraid because yesterday he turned his feet into the ways of peace and today he lives in God. The man who has made God his dwelling place will always have a safe habitation.
The Court abandoned the traditional constitutional meaning of 'religion' as a single denomination or system of worship and instead substituted a new 'modern' concept which even now remains vague and nebulous, having changed several times in recent years.
If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
My sister...was an interested and zealous invalid during sixty-five years, tried all the new diseases as fast as they came out, and always enjoyed the newest one more than any that went before; my brother had accumulated forty-two brands of Christianity before he was called away.
The short interregnum of civil society built on the ruins of the Bastille came to its end with the establishment of the Jews as the new Priestly caste. The alternative Church of our society, the Jews, survived in abeyance for hundreds of years. As long as the Christian Church attended to the discourse, the Jews plainly had no chance to compete; but when its power was broken by liberty-seekers, the alternative arrangement came forward.
Good habits are not made on birthdays, nor Christian character at the new year.
The vision may dawn, the dream may waken, the heart may leap with a new inspiration on some mountain-top, but the test, the triumph, is at the foot of the mountain, on the level plain. The workshop of character is every-day life. The uneventful and commonplace hour is where the battle is won or lost.