Thursday, May 6, 2010

Drops like stars.


You should read this book by Rob Bell. AMAZING.

"There is greatness in you. Courage. Desire. Integrity. Virtue. Compassion. Dignity. Loyalty. Love. It's in there - somewhere. And sometimes it takes suffering to get at it."

"Sometimes what happens to us when we suffer is that we become open to the mercy and grace and gratitude and gift and appreciation and joy that are always around us all the time..."

"Now it's absolutely necessary for us to own and name and claim and make amends for our failures and mistakes and sins and wrongs where others are concerned. But to stop there is tragic. It isn't just a failure, a mistake, a sin, a wrong...it's also an opportunity to grow, expand, evolve, love, learn. This is called the art of failure."

"We are going to suffer. It is going to shape us...We will become bitter or better. Closed or open. More ignorant or more aware. More or less."

"Above all, remember that the meaning of life is to live it as if were a work of art."


10 comments:

Charbelle said...

I think I'm going to have to check this book out!

Rebecca Jo said...

I love Rob Bell... love the "We'll either become bitter or better".. wow!

Kt said...

I think I might have to check this out...love some of those quotes!

Tasha said...

Very interesting! I like your selections from the book! I will add this one to my "to read" list!

Annie said...

i think i need to check out this book and his other books!
thanks for sharing.

Hillary (First Yr Wife) said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the recommendation!

Lauren Kelly said...

Sounds great!!!!! :)

Miss Anne said...

putting it on reserve at the library!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

sounds good. I will have to add this to my list!

That Fresh Feeling said...

we love this book!