Good Monday Morning to this week 31 of 2019
Much ado about nothing. Shakespeare (1598 play)
Taken in once sense, the title implies that a great fuss “much ado” is made of something which is insignificant “nothing”
Taken literally “much ado” is made of something this is significant!
In the past two weeks I’ve been reading slowly through: Doing Spirituality of Alexadner Venter.
Here a few of my favorite quotes so far:
Grace does not automatically change us; It requires response for us to benefit from it. It motivates participation. A. Venter
Just as the thought of fire does not warm the body, so faith without love does not actualize the light of spiritual knowledge in the soul. Maximus the Confessor
Suppose our failures occur, not in spite of what we are doing, but precisely because of it. Dallas Willard
The truly powerful ideas are precisely the ones that never have to justify themselves.”
The offspring of virtue is perseverance. The fruit and offspring of perseverance is habit and child of habit is character. St. John Climacus
We see that it is not the task of Christianity to provide easy answers to every question but to make us progressively aware of a mystery. God is not so much the object of our knowledge as the cause of our wonder. Kallistos Ware
What drew the attention of Moses to the bush was not the bush but that it did not burn up. Only when God saw Moses stop to consider and approach, did he reveal himself.
With these few quotes, I wish you a thoughtful and successful week!