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“Hope is what you get when you suddenly realize that a different worldview is possible, a worldview in which the rich, the powerful and the unscrupulous do not after all have the last word.  The same worldview shift that is demanded by the resurrection of Jesus is the shift that will enable us to transform the world.”  

– NT Wright, Surprised By Hope –


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Arloa Sutter points out what Jim Collins shares about distinguishing great talent:

How do you distinguish the truly great talent from the rest?
The right people don’t need to be managed. The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake.

The right people don’t think they have a job: They have responsibilities. If I’m a climber, my job is not [just] to belay. My responsibility is that if we get in trouble, I don’t let my partner down.

The right people do what they say they will do, which means being really careful about what they say they will do. It’s key in difficult times. In difficult environments our results are our responsibility. People who take credit in good times and blame external forces in bad times do not deserve to lead. End of story.

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“For centuries Christians have prayed that God will help them know themselves because they grasp the mystery that deep self-knowledge leads to deep God-knowledge.”

-Ignatius of Loyola-

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“To break with all worldly customs,
to live utterly separate from the spirit of the world,
so that we shall not say, “What is the harm of this and that?”
but to simply have lost all relish for what is not of the Father;
to live as those who truly lay ALL on the altar…
time, strength, possessions,
literally everything we are and have, to live,
not nominally but truly, in unity;
this will cost us something. Are we ready for what it will cost?”

-Amy Carmichael-

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“We really have to stop this nonsense talk about taking the world for Christ when most of us don’t even know our own next door neighbours. And we need to stop expecting God to do what we are too lazy or afraid to do ourselves.”

Backyard Missionary

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“To “be perfect” then is not so much a matter of seeking God with ardor and generosity, as of being found, loved and possessed by God, in such a way that his action in us makes us completely generous and helps us to transcend our limitations and react against our own weakness. We become saints not by violently overcoming our own weakness, but by letting the Lord give us the strength and purity of his Spirit in exchange for our weakness and misery. Let us not then complicate our lives and frustrate ourselves by fixing too much attention on ourselves, thereby forgetting the power of God and grieving the Holy Ghost.”

– Thomas Merton in Life and Holiness –

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“You are not chosen because you are great. You are chosen because you are wrong. How much more splendid is what God achieves with the one who is not great.”
Prof. John Goldingay (Fuller Seminary)

[found from header on Feminary]

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