Monday, November 17, 2014

We are an Art Form, Part II

" is an amazing thought that we are the art form God can use in this area of environment to involve others who come into our presence.  Our conversations, attitudes, behaviour, response or lack of response, hardness or compassion, our love or selfishness, joy or dullness, our demonstrated trust and faith or our continual despondency, our concern for others or our self pity--all these things make a difference to the people who have to live in our 'environment'. Enthusiasm and excitement infect other people: expectancy that God can intervene and do something in this moment of history and doing something practical to show that expectancy in prayer, affects the attitudes other people are going to have to their troubles."

             --Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking

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