"The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less."
- Timothy Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
"O God, when my faith gets overlade with dust, blow it clean with the wind of your Spirit. When my habits of obedience get stiff and rusty, anoint them with the oil of your Spirit. Restore the enthusiasm of my first love for you."
"One thing I have learned from marriage is that my wife and I excel at misunderstanding. Clearly there is only one way to understand what I just said, right? I mean, what other way could there possibly be?"