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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: "Go where your best prayers take you."

Go where your best prayers take you.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "You use your real voice with those you love, and you cannot be phony with those who know you well."

You use your real voice with those you love, and you cannot be phony with those who know you well.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving."

Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.




Frederick Buechner Quotes: "A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand."

A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Once we have seen Him in a stable, we can never be sure where He will appear or to what lengths he will go or to what ludicrous depths of self-humiliation He will descend in His wild pursuit of men."

Once we have seen Him in a stable, we can never be sure where He will appear or to what lengths he will go or to what ludicrous depths of self-humiliation He will descend in His wild pursuit of men.



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: "If we are a people who pray, darkness is apt to be a lot of what our prayers are about. If we are people who do not pray, it is apt to be darkness in one form or another that has stopped our mouths."

If we are a people who pray, darkness is apt to be a lot of what our prayers are about. If we are people who do not pray, it is apt to be darkness in one form or another that has stopped our mouths.



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: "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: "You have to suffer in order to be beautiful."

You have to suffer in order to be beautiful.



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: "I hold my plush monkey over the bannister and let it drop. Its eyes light up when you squeeze its kidneys as whose eyes, I suppose, would not."

I hold my plush monkey over the bannister and let it drop. Its eyes light up when you squeeze its kidneys as whose eyes, I suppose, would not.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "It is not objective proof of God's existence that we want but, whether we use religious language for it or not, the experience of God's presence."

It is not objective proof of God's existence that we want but, whether we use religious language for it or not, the experience of God's presence.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "With words as valueless as poker chips, we play games whose object it is to keep us from seeing each other's cards."

With words as valueless as poker chips, we play games whose object it is to keep us from seeing each other's cards.



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: "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: "I find I need to put things into words before I can believe that they are entirely real."

I find I need to put things into words before I can believe that they are entirely real.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The real turning point in human history is less apt to be the day the wheel is invented or Rome falls than the day a boy is born to a couple of hick Jews."

The real turning point in human history is less apt to be the day the wheel is invented or Rome falls than the day a boy is born to a couple of hick Jews.



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: "The contradiction is resolved when you realize that for Jesus peace seems to have meant not the absence of struggle, but the presence of love. -p83"

The contradiction is resolved when you realize that for Jesus peace seems to have meant not the absence of struggle, but the presence of love. -p83



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "... the preacher speaks both the word of tragedy and the word of comedy because they are both of them the truth and because Jesus speaks them both..."

... the preacher speaks both the word of tragedy and the word of comedy because they are both of them the truth and because Jesus speaks them both...



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: "It is within the bonds of marriage that I, for one, found a greater freedom to be and to become and to share myself thatn I can imaine ever having found in any other kind of relationship."

It is within the bonds of marriage that I, for one, found a greater freedom to be and to become and to share myself thatn I can imaine ever having found in any other kind of relationship.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet."

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "[W]e are none of us very good at silence. It says too much."

[W]e are none of us very good at silence. It says too much.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "Theology, like fiction, is largely autobiographical."

Theology, like fiction, is largely autobiographical.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "The past is the place we view the present from as much as the other way around."

The past is the place we view the present from as much as the other way around.



Frederick Buechner Quotes: "God in his unending greatness and glory and man in his unending littleness, prepared for the worst but rarely for the best, prepared for the possible but rarely for the impossible."

God in his unending greatness and glory and man in his unending littleness, prepared for the worst but rarely for the best, prepared for the possible but rarely for the impossible.