Favorite Quotes

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”  Proverbs 3:5

“Be still and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”  Jeremiah 1:5

“Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry.”  Padre Pio

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  William Butler Yeats

“Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” St. Francis of Assisi

“God loves each of us as though there were only one of us.” St. Augustine

“His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” Charles Hutchinson Gabriel


6 Responses to Favorite Quotes

  1. Amanda says:

    Your quotes are very inspiring. Thanks for the share.

  2. Wonderful quotes:) Would I be rude to say that “Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” by St. Francis of Assisi” is a popular myth.

    Glenn Stanton correctly explained “None of his disciples, early or later biographers have these words coming from his mouth. It doesn’t show up in any of his writings. Not even close really. The closest comes from his Rule of 1221, Chapter XII on how the Franciscans should practice their preaching:

    No brother should preach contrary to the form and regulations of the holy Church nor unless he has been permitted by his minister . . . All the Friars . . . should preach by their deeds.

    Essentially, make sure your deeds match your words. While there’s a nice and good sentiment in the statement—be sure you live out the grace and truth of the Gospel—the notion as it is typically presented is neither practical, nor faithful to the Gospel of Christ. It does not align with St. Francis’ own practice.”

    Another point, I found out that this quote creates a false dichotomy. I believe Christian are call to both act the gospel and herald it. We are to delight in Christ, enjoy God, praise our Triune God. The most beautiful thing in the world is to know God, and the second beautiful thing is to make others know too.:)


    • danardoyle says:

      Interesting – and no, I don’t think it’s rude. I teach religion for a living, so one of my greatest joys is actually preaching the gospel message. It is such a great responsibility and privilege. I kind of think of the quote like this: If you are living right, people will see Christ in you and want that joy that you have. This opens the door to sharing the gospel message with them.

      • Very true Dana. But we ought to be careful that it is not our right living that point people to Christ, but the beauty of Christ himself.

        I fell out of Christianity because I looked at Christians, and not Christ. When my favorite pastor fell into sin(impregnated a young girl), I fell out of Christianity. I don’t blame my pastor, because I could probably have fallen in the same sin if given his context. Since we are still waging war with sin. As St. Paul puts it “For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.”(Romans 7:19)

        I wish, Dana, people to have joy and love Jesus for who Jesus is, and not what He can give so that whether He give or not give, I want to be satisfy in Him forever. “God is most glory in us when we are most satisfy in Him”(John Piper)

        I believe,Dana, that Christians are automatically call to live right through Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit and for the glory of God the Father. We are to practice what we believe, and practice what we preach 🙂 St. Paul was very correct asking Timothy to “Pay close attention to your life and your teaching. Persevere in these things, because if you do so, you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.”(1 Tim. 4:16)

        Brother in Christ,


      • danardoyle says:

        Thanks for visiting and commenting. I wish you well on your journey of faith. I’m going to pop over right now and check out your blog!

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