The Week in Words

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Welcome to The Week In Words, where we share quotes from the last week’s reading. If something you read this past week  inspired you, caused you to laugh, cry, think, dream, or just resonated with you in some way, please share it with us, attributing it to its source, which can be a book, newspaper, blog, Facebook — anything that you read. More information is here.

Here are a few that stayed with me recently:

Seen at Challies:

“Pride can look like arrogant self-confidence, or it can look like timid self-pity. Real humility is courageous un-self-consciousness.”~ Jared Wilson

I don’t know who Jared Wilson is, but this rang true and echoes a C. S. Lewis quote about humility.

The Ink-Slinger posted several quotes from G. K. Chesterton. A few of my favorites:

“Feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”

You can share your family-friendly quotes in the comments below or write a post on your blog and then put the link to that post (not your general blog link) in Mr. Linky below.

I hope you’ll visit the other participants as well and glean some great thoughts to ponder. And I hope you’ll leave a comment here, even if you don’t have any quotes to share.

3 thoughts on “The Week in Words

  1. Chesterton’s critique of feminism is so true: “Feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

    I’ve often thought that the current muddled state of “feminism” is more anti-woman than pro-woman. The idea that a woman can (and should) “have it all” seems particularly pernicious–since it forces women to strive to do everything, when they only have so many hours in the day in which to do it. And then there’s the sexual revolution’s version of “feminism”, which somehow thinks that opening yourself up to physically and emotionally to a man who has made no commitment to guard you is somehow smart. One would think that only the basest of men could come up with such a lie–yet it is women, “feminists”, who choose to perpetuate this abuse of womankind.

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