Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A quote

I skimmed a book last week and read this great quote. The problem is that I can't remember the quote exactly nor can I remember who said it. Anyway here it is:

"Do you embrace today that which shocked you yesterday?"

To which I answer with another question:
"Why?"

R

7 comments:

Mrs.B. said...

Great quote!

And I think one reason'why?' is because we start looking at other Christians instead of Christ and the Bible.

You know....'So and so' thinks (fill in the blank) is o.k. and they love the Lord, so maybe we were wrong about that.

Rhonda said...

Yep, that's it! Surely if Beth Moore or Joyce Meyer can preach to men and women, and the Lord really uses her, it must be OK, right?

Michelle said...

indeed, why?

And I must be missing something because the quote and your responses don't relate . . . that or I just need to go to bed!
And it could just be that you two are some deep thinkers and I am just not getting it!

Rhonda said...

Nope, I'm not that deep. I just related it to Churchy things. Like, 30 years ago, it would have bees shocking to go to a Church and find a band onstage or anywhere in the Church. Now its "normal". Why is it "normal" now? In most IBF Churches, women don't preach , yet now, they'll accept women prachers as "OK". Why is it ok now? and not back when?

Mrs.B. said...

Hey Rhonda,
I thought of another 'why?' to your quote....

When we start allowing those things into our lives, then we start becoming desensitized to things....and that starts us down a slippery slope.

Thanks for the great quote and question! As you can tell, I thought about it for quite awhile! LOL

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Shari said...

that's a good quote!

have you heard the illustration of the frog in the cooking pot? if you put a frog in hot water, he'll automatically jump out, but if you put him in cool water and heat the water up..... he'll stay right there, and cook.

that's what we do to ourselves all the time. we cook ourselves slowly in the sin of the world.

Mrs.B. said...

Shari, that's what I was trying to say! I had heard that illustration before but had forgotten it...thanks for reminding me! (o: