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Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ.

    Topics: Grace, Discipleship, Confession

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.

    Topics: Gratitude, Joy

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.

    Topics: Ignorance

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.

    Topics: Life, Enemies, The Future

Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.

    Topics: Life, Time

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.

    Topics: Morality

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

    Topics: Obedience, Preaching

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.

    Topics: Obedience, Faith

You can only learn what obedience is by obeying.

    Topics: Obedience

Politics are not the task of a Christian.

    Topics: Politics

The entire day receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity must be sought and found in morning prayer. The morning prayer determines the day.

    Topics: Prayer, Discipline

When our will wholeheartedly enters into the prayer of Christ, then we pray correctly.

    Topics: Prayer

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