the quotable Chuang
Me? Quotable? I’m not much for sound bites, and haven’t figured out (or tried all that hard) at wordsmithing for limited-time media. Now, on the other hand my son Jeremiah, was quoted eccentrically in today’s Washington Post’s KidPost page, featuring his 4th-grade classroom’s tulip planting project. When asked what tulip bulbs smelled like, he answered, “faintly ominous.” The parents are so delighted! 🙂
I supposed I occasionally stumble upon it, and write words that touch the heart & soul of others. Here’s two that I found mentioned in the blogosphere.
Quoted by a pastor in Texas (and recently inserted as his blog slogan):
It takes a lifetime to just begin to understand the truth. It’s a long journey, and one that is filled with adventure. To not go is to become mostly bored, and resigned to finding entertainment as stimulus to ease the soul ache. [source]
Quoted by someone in Korea:
There are people who feel that they must have a pulpit to speak from, or they must write books, or they must do “Christian ministry”, or they must accomplish a certain number of items of things in their life, and that’s where they derive their energy and passion. And there are people who think it is more spiritual to do professional ministry whether as a minister or a missionary. I have come to realize that this is an off-balance view. [source]
How God uses me and my words doesn’t make much sense to me. I preached a sermon yesterday that a number of people really appreciated, even got a handful of hugs, and yet I wasn’t feeling too good about delivering it. Strange place for me to be.
[update 10/22/06: finally got my 10/08 sermon online – mp3 audio]