Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

Today I am offering two quotes for the price of one.

"No prison is as strong as religious obligation. It takes us captive even while we're patting ourselves on the back."

"We're not changed by the promises we make to God, but by the promises he makes to us. When we make commitments that we can live up to only for a brief period, our guilt multiplies when we fail. Upset that God doesn't do more to help us, we usually end up medicating our guilt with something like drugs, alcohol, food, shopping, or anything else that dulls the pain, or it creeps out of us through anger or lust."

(I am currently reading "So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore," by Coleman and Jacobsen. I am enjoying it very much, and I'll regularly post some quotes from it so you can get a feel for what the authors are saying. And so you can decide whether or not you want to pick it up.)

1 comment:

  1. Whitney Lee Nolan6:14 PM

    And it takes us captive while we are attempting to dodge God's nonexistent smite button that dwells only in our minds.