Jack’s Winning Words 10/8/15
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Emerson was a transcendentalist, part of a group who believed that you can find God in every living thing. “I believe that Christ is within us…a still, small voice.” Some have said that Emerson was a prophet of modern American religion. A pastor who I knew and admired said, “You don’t have to park your brain with your car when you go to church.” ;-) Jack
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: I like that.====JACK: Did you ever feel as though you had to park your brain?
FROM BLAZING OAKS: E.Stanley Jones once said, "Christ gives us enough evidence to merit the Faith Walk, but not enough to take away the adventure." ( He once stayed in our home for 3 days while holding Evangelical meetings in Dixon area...) Christ said that the "kingdom of God" or the "Holy Spirit" is within us, which is a hard concept for many, and certainly for Jews who worship a high and mighty, perfect God, whose name they didn't (don't) even say aloud! RWE was a stalwart of faith in his day!====JACK: E.S.J's book, Abundant Living, was given to me by my Sunday School teacher at age 16 when I was confined to the hospital because of polio. It was my first try at daily devotional reading. I wish that I still had it. It is one of the many that I've loaned out and never gotten back. I consider those books to be like the seeds in "the Sower" parable.