I’m trying not to neglect my blog so much, but I don’t feel like being reflective on my own lately. I have a collection of little notebooks where I write down quotes from books and movies, professors and peers and musings on life. I started carrying around a notebook when I started preaching and looking back over them this week has been pretty fun. Here are some highlights:
The Fellowship of the Ring
“The road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow if I can. Pursuing it with weary feet until it finds done larger way where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.”
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo. Going our of your door.” – Bilbo Baggins
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
“The universality of the church was illustrated in marvelously effective manner. White, black members of religious orders- everyone was in clerical robes united under the church. It truly seems ideal.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Oz The Great and Powerful
“A con man couldn’t have done all this. You’re much more than that.” – Glinda
“We have nothing to fear as long as we believe for when we do believe, anything is possible.” Oz
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter. It’s not always clear why. But I think it is clear that we can expect great things from you.” Mr. Olivander
Albus: ” this kind of mark lives on your very skin.”
Harry: “What is it?”
Albus: “Love, Harry.”
An American President
“People don’t drink the sand because they’re thirsty, Lewis. They drink the sand because they don’t know the difference.” Andrew Shepard
“I see an old man mow his lawn. I see him say ‘bye bye’ to his cows.”
“Bunny, I will put you in time out. Sit on the paper towel. I’m gonna come have a talk with you.”
“Preach like you believe what you are saying will change the world.”
“May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that what you preach makes a difference.”
“The hope we’ve been looking for is found in Jesus, who invites us to break bread with him and remember.
The hope we’ve been looking for is found in Jesus who uses our memories to weave wonderful stories of faith that we can look back on when times get hard.
The hope we’ve been looking for is found in Jesus who makes every meal a sacred encounter and every meeting place Emmaus.
Emmaus is the place we go when life becomes too hard for us. My Emmaus is Turner Field.
Find your own Emmaus. Go there when you need to be reminded of Jesus’ love and the hope you have. But don’t stay there. Come back again, and tell everyone you know that Jesus is alive and all you have to do is remember.”