Confession is not an end in itself, but has two purposes: Genuine community and true repentance.
If I cannot spend a lifetime living by a saying, then I do not feel inclined to live by it for two minutes.
It is right for us to have some wildness within us. It is wrong for us to lack self-control.
A house without zeal, enthusiasm, gusto, vigor, life or spirit is not a home. That house is a deadness. But how to gain spirit when one does not begin with it, I do not know.
Avoiding pride is the hardest when we are pointing out pride in another. I can say with certainty that I have never succeeded here.
If I am able to comfortably live without something for the rest of my life, then it is not a need. Few things are needs.
The way out of chronic shame is repetition of truth.
The restoration of broken trust requires repeated trustworthiness.
Ritual is intentional repetition.
It is a long journey from our minds to our hearts.
A man can convince himself of many ridiculous things through the use of repetition.
Vigor comes in a variety of forms.
The first lesson: everyone understands something. The second lesson: no one understands everything.
A difference in enthusiasm often awakens insecurities.
What a riddle is perfectionism! It can be described as refusing to accept anything that is not perfect. But it is more perfect to not be a perfectionist than it is to be a perfectionist. What then is true perfectionism? For to embrace perfectionism is to betray it, and to abandon perfectionism is to fulfill it.