Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 5 - Favorite Quote

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what my favorite quote is.  And of course there are always the silly lines from movies that I say to my kids, such as "Crying? Crying? There's no crying in baseball" (A League of Their Own).  I will typically say this line anytime Abbey one of the kids starts to cry for some ridiculous reason, even when it has nothing to do with baseball!  And who can forget "Run Forest, Run" (Forest Gump) directed at my very pokey son!

But those don't really have true meaning.  A favorite quote to me is something that resonates deep inside.  It's a way of living your life.  It's a thought process.  So again I went back to into deep thought and it came to me.  As a Primitive Baptist, I've been blessed with the knowledge of grace and mercy.  And too often people can not correctly distinguish the difference between grace and mercy.  A few years ago a preacher (and I'm sorry to say I'm not sure I remember who it was) gave the most profound definition of the two and I find myself repeating it sometimes without even realizing it. 

"Grace is the things we are given that we DON'T deserve and mercy is the protection from the things we DO deserve."

How simple is that?


Anonymous said...

I think it was Ronald...I loved that quote when I heard it too! ~Regina

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

I was pretty sure it was Bro. Ronald also, but I didn't want to misquote it.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, this one gave me chills also. Definetly going to remember that one!


Kelly Spezzano said...

That was/is a great one... Brother Ronald has a lot of good ones in his arsenal (I like to ask Joshua if he has been sitting on his stool of do-nothing- which is also a Br. Ronald gem) :)