Christmas Quotes

Posted: December 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

I love a good quote, as it often in just a few words captures what I want to say, but it says it so much better.  Below are several quotes that I find especially insightful as I think of the birth of Christ.

I have as well included a quote from Martin Luther King that particularly challenges me.

Jesus is God spelling Himself out in a language that men can understand. ~ S.D. Gordon

The Potter became the clay. ~ Margaret Clark

The Jews tried to keep Christ contained within their law, while the Greeks sought to turn Him into a philosophy; the Romans made of Him an empire; the Europeans reduced Him to a culture, and we Americans have made a business of Him.

Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: “a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb”. Jesus entered our world through a door marked,”No Entrance” and left through a door marked “No Exit.” –Peter Larson

I would like to ask him if he was indeed virgin born, because the answer to that would define history. ~ Larry King

The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable. ~ Ralph W. Sockman

We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering.  We shall meet your physical force with soul force.  Do to us what you will, and we shall continue to love you.  Throw us in jail, and we shall continue to love you.  Bomb our homes and threaten our children, and we shall still love you.  Send your hooded perpetrators of violence into our community at the midnight hour and beat us and leave us half dead, and we shall still love you.  Be assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer.  One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves.  We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory. ~ Martin Luther King


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