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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - October 11, 2012

Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.

Mary Comm

“We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to the millions of lives lost and to the multiplied millions of lives devastated by abortion. We didn’t want them to abort. We didn’t mean for them to abort. But, because of our lack of knowledge, because of our fear, we have continued to stand by and do nothing. We, God’s hands and feet in this dark and hurting world, have been unintentional, unknowledgeable accomplices, but an accomplice nonetheless.”
                                       (From In Our Midst Ministries, Inc.)


Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“In New York, they preach about virtually everything; only one thing is not addressed, or is addressed so rarely that I have as yet been unable to hear it, namely, the gospel of Jesus Christ, the cross, sin and forgiveness, life and death.”

(From description of what he found at Union Theological Seminary in the early 1930s)


Father Frederick Faber

"We lack devotion to truth as truth, as God's truth. Our zeal for souls is puny, because we have no zeal for God's honor. We act as if God were complimented by conversions, instead of trembling souls rescued by a stretch of mercy. We tell men half the truth, the half that best suits our own pusillanimity and their conceit; and then we wonder that so few are converted, and that of those few so many apostatize. We are so weak as to be surprised that our half-truth has not succeeded so well as God's whole truth."     

(From The Precious Blood)       



  1. Bonhoeffer's description surprises me because Union Theological is a good seminary, at least in the days of Fr. Brown, SS. I don't know what it was like in Bonhoeffer's day. Or today, for that matter.

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