Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quote for the day

I'm editing a chapter sampler for a book right now that has a great quote in it I just have to share:

We cannot find God without God.
We cannot reach God without God.

We cannot satisfy God without God--
which is another way of saying

that all our seeking will fall short unless
God starts and finishes the search.

The decisive part of our seeking is not our
human ascent to God, but his descent to us.
Without God's descent there is no human ascent.

The secret of the quest lies not in our brillance
but in his grace.

Os Guinness, Long Journey Home


Stephanie said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing it!

Christina T said...

I remember reading Os Guinness (The Call) at Huntington for our capstone class.

That quote is very moving. I am glad you posted it. It is something I needed to hear today.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

This was very nice....I had never heard it before.