Florence Allshorn

A Quote by Florence Allshorn on blindness, christ, disobedience, emotion, ethics, feeling, god, government, mind, regret, repentance, sorrow, timidity, and truth

We have to repent of our blindness, our lukewarmness, and our disobedience, and turn back to the central truth of Christ as Lord and Saviour; an ethical system will not save us here, nor a timid sentimentalism, nor an excited emotional return, nor a dilettante mysticism. We have to find that deep contrition which is the condition of His abiding. Repentance is not a mere feeling of sorrow or contrition for an act of wrongdoing. The regret I feel when I act impatiently or speak crossly is not repentance. . . . Repentance is contrition for what we are in our fundamental beings, that we are wrong in our deepest roots because our internal government is by Self and not by God. And it is an activity of the whole person. Unless I will to be different, the mind will not follow. True repentance brings an urge to be different, because of the sense of the incessant movement of what I am, forming, forming, forming what I shall be in the years to come.

Florence Allshorn

Source: The Notebooks of Florence Allshorn

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Florence Allshorn on feeling, love, niceness, and people

I used to think that being nice to people and feeling nice was loving people. Now I know it isn't. Love is the most immense unselfishness and it is so big I've never touched it.

Florence Allshorn

Source: The Notebooks of Florence Allshorn

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Florence Allshorn on character, church, experience, familiarity, god, humility, ideas, jesus, life, pride, quality, reality, relationships, and trying

We know so well what the unique quality was that held this great and beautiful pride and exquisite humility together. It lay in the relationship he held with God. We know the familiar idea of Jesus' oneness with God: only we deal with it too much as a doctrine of the Church, not as an element in Jesus' own experience. If we never find it in reality, in life, we cannot reveal the true Christlike character at all - we will always be trying earnestly to be something, but on too superficial and obvious a plane.

Florence Allshorn

Source: The Notebooks of Florence Allshorn

Contributed by: Zaady

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