Jun 172010

…most of what I experience and have experienced in the way of help, encouragement, and wisdom in the actual day-by-day believing and praying, loving and hoping, helping and persevering, obeying and sacrificing in the name and for the sake of Jesus comes from people who aren’t considered competent to give it.”

– Eugene Peterson, Leap Over a Wall (emphasis mine)

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  1. BrianD,
    Thanks, great encouragement!

  2. “who aren’t considered competent to give it.”

    Hey, that’s me!

  3. Peterson’s observation is accurate, even when one teases out the implications.


  4. Look on the bright side – at least we don’t handle our differences this way. 🙂


  5. WoW…Really deep….
    This from a man who has paraphrased the Holy Bible into an imagination of a mystic hippie…

  6. The more Eugene Peterson you read (besides The Message), the more you love his ministry, heart and depth of insight.

  7. I love Peterson even though I’m not a big fan of the “Message”.

  8. MLD…you are tempting me to sin (by me making a snarky comment related to my situation)… 🙂

    Seriously, how ironic and sad and wrong.

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