During our class at Willow Creek last night, I drew from five GREAT quotes related to the value of Scripture for our lives... posted here for you to enjoy, too.
"Scripture is like a river, broad and deep, shallow enough here for the lamb to go wading, but deep enough there for the elephant to swim." Gregory the Great (540 - 604AD) Moratia in Iob, Book 1
"Even when carrying out needful tasks, keep meditating inwardly and praying. Thus you can grasp the depths of divine Scripture and the power hidden in it, and 'pray without ceasing'." Abba Philimon (late 6th century?) The Philokalia, Volume Two
"Reading seeks for the sweetness of a blessed life, meditation perceives it, prayer asks for it, contemplation tastes it." Guigo H (d. 1188) The Ladder of Monks
"In our meditation we ponder the chosen text on the strength of the promise that it has something utterly personal to say to us for this day and for our Christian life." Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945) Life Together
Source: The Spiritual Formation Bible, published by Upper Room ministries, 1999, www.upperroom.org (not in print)