17 November 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

It isn't so important whether your pastor is some dashing Gregory Peck type or a bit of an old dodderer.  The seeds are the same, and that is what matters most.  The words are the Lord's; He grows them.  -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, p. 366.


Anonymous said...

The apostle Paul says: "I planted the
seed, Apollos watered it, but God
made it grow. So neither he who
plants nor he who waters is anything
but only God who makes things grow.
1 Cor.3:6,7 We are all gardeners
who need to roll up our sleeves and
keep planting and watering. Only God
causes the growth in His garden. The
Gregory Peck types usually do not
want to get their hands dirty.

William Weedon said...

Dr. Nagel proceeds to cite just that passage...

Anonymous said...

Man, I'm relieved. I always thought those old doddlers had some kind of advantage on me. Not true. Not at all true.

Tom Fast