23 October 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Through the low doorway of confession we must go on our knees with no specifications we can impose on God.  Those who have been brought through this find that when they have been cleansed of other gods, cleansed of trying to play God, cleansed of telling God how to behave, they find the solid fact of God, the solid point of reference, God in the stable and on the cross.  There is a God you can rely on and love, a God from whose hands we live.  Every good thing is then received and valued from Him.  When everything is seen in relationship to God, it has its true and full value and meaning and blessing.  Then things can't be ruined by being treated as idols.  -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, p. 343.

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