These Quotes were part of a presentation by Paul Vink on being a christian "social entrepreneur"
"The place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness meets the worlds deep hunger" - Frederick Buechner
This first quote gets me thinking as I'm still finding my calling, what gets me up in the morning, what gets me passionate, what makes me angry, excited, and fired up. I don't want to be scared and not use the talents that God has given me. I want to plant and sow into the lives of those around me in ways that are unique, creative and exciting.
"Though many of us are well intentioned we have invested our lives in consumerism. We have a love affair with "more" and we will never have enough. Consumerism is not simply a marketing strategy. It has become a demonic spiritual force among us, and the theological question facing us is whether the Gospel has the power to help withstand it" - Walter Brueggerman
I have to write a little more on consumerism sometime, but I'll let you take in this quote for the moment.