Ordinary People

“One of the first things that strikes us about the men and women in Scripture is that they were disappointingly non-heroic … the great, significant figures in the life of faith were fashioned from the same clay as the rest of us.”

Scripture has a two-edged quality, “the capacity to intensify a passion for excellence combined with an indifference to human achievement as such.”

“In Jeremiah it is clear that the excellence comes from a life of faith, from being more interested in God than in self, and has almost nothing to do with comfort or esteem or achievement.”

— food for thought from Run With The Horses by Eugene Peterson

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