A. J. Gossip

A Quote by A. J. Gossip on god, hope, and work

We can do nothing, we say sometimes, we can only pray. That, we feel, is a terribly precarious second-best. So long as we can fuss and work and rush about, so long as we can lend a hand, we have some hope; but if we have to fall back upon God - ah, then things must be critical indeed!

A. J. Gossip

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A Quote by A. J. Gossip on church, emotion, feeling, imagination, religion, and trouble

A basic trouble is that most Churches limit themselves unnecessarily by addressing their message almost exclusively to those who are open to religious impression through the intellect, whereas . . . there are at least four other gateways - the emotions, the imagination, the aesthetic feeling, and the will - through which they can be reached.

A. J. Gossip

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A Quote by A. J. Gossip on change, character, christ, christianity, disease, doubt, enthusiasm, faith, hope, illness, passion, preparation, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, strength, wishes, world, and zeal

We have all been inoculated with Christianity, and are never likely to take it seriously now! You put some of the virus of some dreadful illness into a man's arm, and there is a little itchiness, some scratchiness, a slight discomfort-disagreeable, no doubt, but not the fever of the real disease, the turning and the tossing, and the ebbing strength. And we have all been inoculated with Christianity, more or less. We are on Christ's side, we wish him well, we hope that He will win, and we are even prepared to do something for Him, provided, of course, that He is reasonable, and does not make too much of an upset among our cozy comforts and our customary ways. But there is not the passion of zeal, and the burning enthusiasm, and the eagerness of self-sacrifice, of the real faith that changes character and wins the world.

A. J. Gossip

Source: The Edge of the Crowd

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