Eugene H. Peterson Quotes.

1. "When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- he enters into our trouble and saves us."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

2. "It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

3. "All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

4. "The Bible makes it clear that every time that there is a story of faith, it is completely original. God's creative genius is endless."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

5. "When we submit our lives to what we read in scripture, we find that we are not being led to see God in our stories but our stories in God's. God is the larger context and plot in which our stories find themselves."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

6. "The only opportunity you will ever have to live by faith is in the circumstances you are provided this very day: this house you live in, this family you find yourself in, this job you have been given, the weather conditions that prevail at the ...moment."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

7. "It is easier to find guides, someone to tell you what to do, than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayerful companionship as you work it out yourself. This is what spiritual direction is."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

8. "To follow Jesus implies that we enter into a way of life that is given character and shape and direction by the one who calls us. To follow Jesus means picking up rhythms and ways of doing things that are often unsaid but always derivative from Jesus, formed by the influence of Jesus. To follow Jesus means that we can't separate what Jesus is saying from what Jesus is doing and the way that he is doing it. To follow Jesus is as much, or maybe even more, about feet as it is about ears and eyes" (The Way of Jesus, Eugene H. Peterson, 22)."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

9. "Self is the soul minus God."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

10. "Like the sacramental use of water and bread and wine, friendship takes what's common in human experience and turns it into something holy."
- Quote by Eugene H. Peterson

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