26 May 2009

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

We best learn the art of begging from God, quite practically, by bringing ourselves and others, our needs and theirs, each week to Him in the Divine Service. That then colors our attitude to God and our witness to the people around us. In relation to God we become people of prayer. In our witness to our associates we do not come across as spiritual millionaires, but as beggars telling other beggars where to find bread. -- John Kleinig, *Grace Upon Grace* p. 55

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"In our witness to our associates we do not come across as spiritual millionaires, but as beggars telling other beggars where to find bread"

That is a great quote. The Kyrie at the beginning of the Divine Service really sets the tone, doesn't it? And not only for the Divine Service, but for the Christian life in toto.

But you've got to stop posting excerpts from this book. You're killing me with these quotes. I'm drowning in work right now and that book keeps staring at me from my bookshelf. It hurts so good.

Tom Fast

orthodoxy hunter said...

I'd like to think my copy will arrive today.

Mike Keith said...

That quote sounds very similar to something I think Bonhoeffer wrote somewhere sometime?

I ordered my copy last week...

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

Thanks! (adds to NR's header quotes)

Koobear said...

I am reading this wonderful book now and it is inspiring!