Feels like homecoming

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All coming to Jesus Christ has the feeling of a homecoming upon it. All going away from him has the sense of estrangement upon it. The rich young ruler went away from Jesus ‘sorrowful.’ Everybody does. Not only estranged from God, but also estranged from oneself. And the universe! And from Life! You are not at home with life, unless you are at home with Life. And Jesus is Life!

–E. Stanley Jones
The Word Became Flesh

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Published in: on 01/14/2013 at 17:04  Leave a Comment  
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Coming to faith

In the end, coming to faith
remains for all
a sense of homecoming,
of picking up the threads
of a lost life,
of responding to a bell
that had long been ringing,
of taking a place at a table
that had long been vacant.

–Malcolm Muggeridge
(1903 – 1990)

 

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