29 June 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

But all such defenses are useless before God.  We cannot keep Him at a distance, negotiate with Him with a part of ourselves.  God pierces through to the center, to headquarters, to the control center, your heart, your soul.  He will not be impeded, fiddling about on the outskirts of your city.  A concession to Him here or there is not enough; God wants all or nothing.  To God, we are a unit, one whole thing.  God does not deal with pieces of us; we are all one bundle to Him.  That is the way He made us; that is the way He wants us; that is the way He deals with us. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, pp. 184,185.

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