Sermon quotes on being lost
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
Augustine of Hippo
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.
You may feel lost in a sea of people but remember — He knows you by name. He knows your story. He knows your pain. And He loves you the same.
“What’s lost is nothing to what’s found, and all the death that ever was, set next to life, would scarcely fill a cup.”
Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.
Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
I need to have a reason why I’m doing something. Otherwise I’m lost.
It is clear that Christ himself was responsible for the drawing near of sinners who came to him and sat to eat with him. They came because in him they discovered themselves to be lost, and their tormented consciences found rest and peace. They loved him because they felt his love for them.
The Gospel According to Saint Luke (Arabic), (Cairo: Dayr al-Qiddis Anba Maqar, 1998), p. 568.
Michel de Montaigne
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
Henry David Thoreau
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
We are commanded to seek out those who are lost. We are to be our brother’s keeper.
A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.
David Foster Wallace
[Describing many of his friends] Something that doesn’t have very much to do with physical circumstances, or the economy, or any of the stuff that gets talked about in the news. It’s more like stomach-level sadness. I see it in myself and my friends in different ways. It manifests itself as a kind of lostness.
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