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  • Wayne shared from Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
    I thought that being faithful was about becoming someone other than who I was, in other words, and it was not until this project failed that I began to wonder if my human wholeness might be more useful to God than my exhausting goodness.
    Note: Just to be whle …
  • Wayne shared from Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
    church is not a stopping place but a starting place for discerning God’s presence in this world. By offering people a place where they may engage the steady practice of listening to divine words and celebrating divine sacraments, church can help people gain a feel for how God shows up—not only in Holy Bibles and Holy Communion but also in near neighbors, mysterious strangers, sliced bread, and grocery store wine. That way, when they leave church, they no more leave God than God leaves them.
    Note: A worthwhile way of thinking about church …
  • Wayne shared from Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
    The whole purpose of the Bible, it seems to me, is to convince people to set the written word down in order to become living words in the world for God’s sake. For me, this willing conversion of ink back to blood is the full substance of faith.
    Note: The substance of faith …
  • Wayne shared from Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
    The effort to untangle the human words from the divine seems not only futile to me but also unnecessary, since God works with what is. God uses whatever is usable in a life, both to speak and to act, and those who insist on fireworks in the sky may miss the electricity that sparks the human heart.
    Note: On hearing from God …
  • Wayne shared from Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
    on the subject of divine guidance I side with Susan B. Anthony. “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do,” she once said, “because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.” Having been somewhat of an expert on the sanctification of my own desires, I try not to pin them on God anymore.
    Note: Realizing my own expertise on the sanctification of my desjres …
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