September 6, 2007

Rich quoteses

I am trying to get a new blog design. The one I want has a quote on it that is not really 'me', so I am awaiting an answer from the designer to see if I can get a different quote on there. I looked up Rich Mullins' quotes because he had such a weird and honest take on Christianity and how people understand it. (and he has a habit of not completely finishing his sentences, but that's okay) Here are a few....the quotes with asterisks are the ones I am considering for a header:

Rich Mullins Quotes:

***"Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours."

"So go out and live real good and I promise you'll get beat up real bad. But, in a little while after you're dead, you'll be rotted away anyway. It's not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn't live."

"It's so funny being a Christian musician. It always scares me when people think so highly of Christian music, Contemporary Christian music especially. Because I kinda go, I know a lot of us, and we don't know jack about anything. Not that I don't want you to buy our records and come to our concerts. I sure do. But you should come for entertainment. If you really want spiritual nourishment, you should go to church...you should read the Scriptures."

"We do not find happiness by being assertive. We don't find happiness by running over people because we see what we want and they are in the way of that happiness so we either abandon them or we smash them. The Scriptures don't teach us to be assertive. The Scriptures teach us—and this is remarkable—the Scriptures teach us to be submissive. This is not a popular idea."

"I had a prof one time... He said, 'Class, you will forget almost everything I will teach you in here, so please remember this: that God spoke to Balaam through his ass, and He has been speaking through asses ever since. So, if God should choose to speak through you, you need not think too highly of yourself. And, if on meeting someone, right away you recognize what they are, listen to them anyway'."

***"I think if we were given the Scriptures, it was not so that we could prove that we were right about everything. If we were given the Scriptures, it was to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just guessing."

"Bear in mind, children, that [parents] listen to you because you are kids—not because you are right. That's how our Father listens to us."

"We never understand what we're praying, and God, in His mercy, does not answer our prayers according to our understanding, but according to His wisdom."

"Yes, it's embarrassing to be born again, but imagine how embarrassing it must have been to be born the first time. At least this time you get to wear clothes!"

"If you've ever known the love of God, you know it's nothing but reckless and it's nothing but raging. Sometimes it hurts to be loved, and if it doesn't hurt it's probably not love, may be infatuation. I think a lot of American people are infatuated with God, but we don't really love Him, and they don't really let Him love them. Being loved by God is one of the most painful things in the world, it's also the only thing that can bring us salvation and it's like everything else that is really wonderful, there's a little bit of pain in it, little bit of hurt."

***"I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of Christianity to me, but because there were people willing to be nuts and bolts."

"If you want a religion that makes sense, go somewhere else. But if you want a religion that makes life, choose Christianity."

2 comments:

joannmski said...

Yah, I like the last one! or even two. That Rich Mullins was pretty cool.

Yellow said...

I was so glad to see quotes from Rich Mullins. My husband and I had a chance to visit with him a few times.....the last time was two weeks before he was killed. What a wonderful, unique man he was. We both cried a lot when he was taken away. I often picture him singing praise to God around the throne, surrounded by the angels.