Monday, June 19, 2006

Adding to the thoughts of yesterday...

"God has invited us, as mere human beings, to add to the beauty of his plan and creation. Unbelievable. The Kingdom of God transcends politics and policy, nationality, gender and race. It transcends the way we do church, and makes us a real live body of believers. It gives us the ability to be very different and still bear with one another. It gives us the power to extend the same kind of grace that has been extended to us, and to love each other with a love that never fails. The very real kingdom of God calls out of us, its inhabitants, beautiful art, creative lives, and redemptive work."
-Sara Groves


Anonymous said...

Sara GROVES!! Good quote. I love thinking of the worldwide community of believers and all that it transcends. It's part of the process of helping me to realize something bigger than myself and my small daily world.

Her newest cd is called Add to the Beauty. It's pretty good. I listen to it when I need to hear again and again the theme of unconditional love for others and the beauty of redemption and forgiveness.

Andrea said...

I know! I thought of YOU when I found it and posted it. haha. I like the song--add to the beauty. I haven't heard much of her...only from you :) But i am liking her more and more!

She has some wonderful thoughts (i was on her myspace). It has helped me, too, to be reminded of local and global community--and the mandate to love.