Generosity in quotes

“A wag once observed, ‘The trouble with living sacrifices is that they keep trying to crawl off the alter.’ Whether or not Paul intended to coin a new oxymoron (like jumbo shrimp), this phrase is jarring. After all, in the biblical worldview, sacrifice always entails death — a giving up of life. . . Yet […]

Calming words at the end of a chaotic week

“We are perpetually tempted to think it is our weight, our responsibility, our work. . . Pronouns often betray us. We speak glibly of ‘my’ work, our work, but it is always Christ’s work. . . Before we take up our holy calling, before we put our shoulders to the grindstone, before we make good […]