Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Food for Thought

“Men who are not secure in Christ cast about for spiritual life preservers with which to support their confidence, and in their frantic search they not only cling to the shreds of ability and righteousness they find in themselves, but they fix upon their race, their membership in a part, their familiar social and ecclesiastical patterns and the culture as a means of self-recommendation. The culture is put on as though it were armor against self-doubt, but it becomes a mental straitjacket which cleaves to the flesh and can never be removed except through comprehensive faith in the saving work of Christ.”  Richard Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life

1 comment:

Lynn Cross said...

I just read this same quote some where this week and thought it was very powerful. Miss you. Lynn