12.27.2004

Advent quote of the day

i know advent is over, but i thought i should post this anyway. hope everyone had a good, peaceful Christmas. we had andy, mom, my sister, and rik from Holland with us and it was one of the best christmases i can remember. ____ "We are human and finite, and thus cannot live perpetually in a sense of expectation, or in a continuous Advent. We are distracted by many things. Our spiritual awareness waxes and wanes in intensity. If an attitude of expectancy, or an inclination to poignant spiritual experiences, is cultivated by conscious effort of our own, we will suffer severe limitations. Such effort totally misses the mark. We may get lifted up in moments of tenderness but will be cast down in hours of dryness. The swing of emotions is natural to us, and some are more subject to extremes than others. We mustn't despair about this...It is here that we need to see why it was necessary for Christ to come to the earth. God has come to us because we, by our own power of soul, by our own emotions, even the noblest and most sublime, can never attain redemption." --Philip Britts

2 Comments:

Blogger Seth said...

Absolutely fantastic quote.

12/28/2004 9:34 PM  
Blogger Joshua said...

how did the exams/papers go?

12/29/2004 10:59 AM  

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