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Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need."

Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need.




Frederick Buechner Quotes: "We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go. We become something new by ceasing to be something old."

We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go. We become something new by ceasing to be something old.




Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Pay attention to the things that bring a tear to your eye or a lump in your throat because they are signs that the holy is drawing near."

Pay attention to the things that bring a tear to your eye or a lump in your throat because they are signs that the holy is drawing near.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death."

Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.




Frederick Buechner Quotes: "In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints."

In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt."

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.




Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The world says, The more you take, the more you have. Christ says, the more you give, the more you are."

The world says, The more you take, the more you have. Christ says, the more you give, the more you are.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you."

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Resurrection means that the worst thing is never the last thing."

Resurrection means that the worst thing is never the last thing.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Life is grace. Sleep is forgiveness. The night absolves. Darkness wipes the slate clean, not spotless to be sure, but clean enough for another day's chalking."

Life is grace. Sleep is forgiveness. The night absolves. Darkness wipes the slate clean, not spotless to be sure, but clean enough for another day's chalking.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "A God in the hand is worth two in the bush."

A God in the hand is worth two in the bush.




Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Wherever people love each other and are true to each other and take risks for each other, God is with them and for them and they are doing God's will."

Wherever people love each other and are true to each other and take risks for each other, God is with them and for them and they are doing God's will.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Joy is a mystery because it can happen anywhere, anytime, even under the most unpromising circumstances, even in the midst of suffering, with tears in its eyes."

Joy is a mystery because it can happen anywhere, anytime, even under the most unpromising circumstances, even in the midst of suffering, with tears in its eyes.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Even the saddest things can become, once we have made peace with them, a source of wisdom and strength."

Even the saddest things can become, once we have made peace with them, a source of wisdom and strength.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "What deadens us most to God's presence within us, I think, is the inner dialogue that we are continually engaged in with ourselves, the endless chatter of human thought."

What deadens us most to God's presence within us, I think, is the inner dialogue that we are continually engaged in with ourselves, the endless chatter of human thought.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "If you want to be holy, be kind."

If you want to be holy, be kind.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage."

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "It is not the objective proof of God's existence that we want but the experience of God's presence. That is the miracle we are really after, and that is also, I think, the miracle that we really get."

It is not the objective proof of God's existence that we want but the experience of God's presence. That is the miracle we are really after, and that is also, I think, the miracle that we really get.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "To confess your sins to God is not to tell [God] anything [God] doesn't already know. Until you confess them, however, they are the abyss between you. When you confess them, they become the bridge."

To confess your sins to God is not to tell [God] anything [God] doesn't already know. Until you confess them, however, they are the abyss between you. When you confess them, they become the bridge.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Sin and grace, absence and presence, tragedy and comedy, they divide the world between them and where they meet head on, the Gospel happens."

Sin and grace, absence and presence, tragedy and comedy, they divide the world between them and where they meet head on, the Gospel happens.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "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."

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.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Beneath our clothes, our reputations, our pretensions, beneath our religion or lack of it, we are all vulnerable both to the storm without and the storm within."

Beneath our clothes, our reputations, our pretensions, beneath our religion or lack of it, we are all vulnerable both to the storm without and the storm within.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it."

The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Jesus didn't come to merely speak words that were true, He is the Word that makes us true."

Jesus didn't come to merely speak words that were true, He is the Word that makes us true.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Faith is homesickness. Faith is a lump in the throat. Faith is less a position on than a movement toward, less a sure thing than a hunch. Faith is waiting."

Faith is homesickness. Faith is a lump in the throat. Faith is less a position on than a movement toward, less a sure thing than a hunch. Faith is waiting.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "God doesn't reveal his grand design. He reveals Himself."

God doesn't reveal his grand design. He reveals Himself.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost."

For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The world needs people who save lives."

The world needs people who save lives.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Go where your best prayers take you."

Go where your best prayers take you.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief' is the best any of us can do really, but thank God it is enough."

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief' is the best any of us can do really, but thank God it is enough.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "When someone we love suffers, we suffer with that person, and we would not have it otherwise, because the suffering and the love are one, just as it is with God's love for us."

When someone we love suffers, we suffer with that person, and we would not have it otherwise, because the suffering and the love are one, just as it is with God's love for us.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all"

the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "If you have never known the power of God's love, then maybe it is because you have never asked to know it - I mean really asked, expecting an answer."

If you have never known the power of God's love, then maybe it is because you have never asked to know it - I mean really asked, expecting an answer.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Faith is stepping out into the unknown with nothing to guide us but a hand just beyond our grasp."

Faith is stepping out into the unknown with nothing to guide us but a hand just beyond our grasp.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst."

Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The Jesus I follow is the peacemaker, is one who says forgive your enemies, who worries about the poor, who worries about the poorest of the poor instead of the richest of the rich."

The Jesus I follow is the peacemaker, is one who says forgive your enemies, who worries about the poor, who worries about the poorest of the poor instead of the richest of the rich.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Your calling is where your own greatest joy intersects with the needs of the world."

Your calling is where your own greatest joy intersects with the needs of the world.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Listen to your life. All moments are key moments."

Listen to your life. All moments are key moments.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Prayers out of, very often, not the most religious part of me, but the most anxious part of me, the most desperately loving, fearing part of me."

Prayers out of, very often, not the most religious part of me, but the most anxious part of me, the most desperately loving, fearing part of me.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Beneath the worst the world can do, there is always the glimmer of the best."

Beneath the worst the world can do, there is always the glimmer of the best.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "To remember the past is to see that we are here today by grace, that we have survived as a gift."

To remember the past is to see that we are here today by grace, that we have survived as a gift.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "If the truth is worth telling, it is worth making a fool of yourself to tell it."

If the truth is worth telling, it is worth making a fool of yourself to tell it.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "In other words to live Eternal Life in the full and final sense is to be with God as Christ is with him, and with each other as Christ is with us."

In other words to live Eternal Life in the full and final sense is to be with God as Christ is with him, and with each other as Christ is with us.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "You can survive on your own; you can grow strong on your own; you can prevail on your own; but you cannot become human on your own."

You can survive on your own; you can grow strong on your own; you can prevail on your own; but you cannot become human on your own.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Five friends I had and two of them snakes."

Five friends I had and two of them snakes.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "To be a saint is to be a little out of one's mind, which is a very good thing to be a little out of from time to time. It is to live a life that is always giving itself away and yet is always full."

To be a saint is to be a little out of one's mind, which is a very good thing to be a little out of from time to time. It is to live a life that is always giving itself away and yet is always full.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Coincidences are God's way of getting our attention."

Coincidences are God's way of getting our attention.