Pithy, but true

Frederick Beuchner helped to shape my generation of ministers. He is a prolific writer, poet, theologian, and an astute observer of the world, all through the lens of faith. One of Beuchner’s gifts is his ability to pen short, pithy and poignant statements about the human condition and its relationship with God. Anything written by him is worth finding the time to read. Here are a few of his statements to brighten and challenge your day.

“It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.”

“Go where your best prayers take you.”

“Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.”

“Coincidences are God’s way of getting our attention.”

“Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.”

“A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.”

Have a blessed day!

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