A Standard of Grace

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.

—C.S. Lewis (via observando)

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Men rush towards complexity; but they yearn towards simplicity. They try to be kings; but they dream of being shepherds.

G. K. Chesterton (via chestertonian)

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I’ve always had trouble with this idea of “hearing from God.” I always side-eye those super A+ put-together Christians who were hearing from God every week, and somehow I was outside the door of some secret club where God was throwing around fortune cookies full of His life-changing secrets.

Let’s consider that God does speak to us every week. Let’s consider photosynthesis, the spinning of atoms, the burning of stars, the breath we just breathed, your child’s messy drawing, the twitching of your neurons to fire off emotions, a hug from your best friend. Let’s consider the sustaining of our molecules, which is purely by His grace. Let’s see all we are missing when our eyes are locked on a screen when the world is unrolling around us, as God makes His glory known through nature and coincidence. Let’s consider Christ, who is God’s spoken word and His very own glorious radiance (Hebrews 1:2-3). Let’s consider that God is already within the silence, and that even when we do not “feel” Him, God is okay with this too.

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The things that we feel most deeply we ought to learn to be silent about, at least until we have talked them over thoroughly with God.

—Elisabeth Elliot (via allheartmindsoul)

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If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.

—Saint Augustine (via kvtes)

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