BarbaraTherese Posted October 4, 2021 Author Share Posted October 4, 2021 (edited) Quote Since God intends to make you like Jesus, he will take you through the same experiences Jesus went through. That includes loneliness, temptation, stress, criticism, rejection, and many other problems. - Rick Warren (And He is with us throughout, to help us carry our burdens.) This Pastor certainly has some creative and original thinking at times and I like the way he often quotes Scripture as source material for his thinking. Some excellent thoughts on mental illness too. ",Nothing man-made is going to last forever", Pastor Rick commented, and I think a mistake that can be made is that His Church, in lasting forever as it will, must be to appearance etc. today and tomorrow exactly the same as yesterday. It is easy to forget that anything that never changes on our earthly world is dead, by the very nature of never changing, it is dead. It has to be. Growth IS change, if I think about it. And I did have to think about it for quite a while before I got it. I do think it a quite interesting concept flowing from ..........that The Church must never change. That would be to want the death of The Church since it could no longer be The Church; no longer the Living Mystical Body of Christ on earth. But don't take that to the ridiculous. I do try to not throw out a baby with bathwater. Reminds me of a joke: An Islamic person goes to Heaven. Jesus is showing the person the way around Heaven. They come to a long high wall and Jesus falls silent. Islamic person: "What is the high wall about, Jesus?" Jesus: "Shhh! Behind the wall are our Catholics and they think they are the only ones up here." Edited October 4, 2021 by BarbaraTherese Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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