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Sermon quotes on confusion

Robert Frost

I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Lying is the misuse of language. We know that. We need to remember that it works the other way round too. Even with the best intentions, language misused, language used stupidly, carelessly, brutally, language used wrongly, breeds lies, half-truths, confusion. In that sense you can say that grammar is morality. And it is in that sense that I say a writer’s first duty is to use language well.

Steering the Craft: Exercises And Discussions On Story Writing For The Lone Navigator Or The Mutinous Crew”, The Eighth Mountain Press, 1998.

Donald Miller and Dr. J.J. Peterson

When somebody is confused, in varying degrees, they feel exposed to danger. Therefore, people move away from situations in which they are confused and toward contexts in which they understand the situation and feel in control. This principle is why politicians with repeatable, simple messaging statements usually win. It’s not because their plan will work or has even been thought through, it’s because voters feel a sense of understanding and associate that feeling of comfort and survival with that candidate.

Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business, Harper Collins Leadership, 2020.

Edward R. Murrow

Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.

Isaac Newton

Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

Henri Nouwen

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing…that is a friend who cares.

Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life, 1974.

Luis Palau

When you face the perils of weariness, carelessness, and confusion, don’t pray for an easier life. Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God.

So You Want to Grow

Albert Schweitzer (Attributed)

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.

Lysa TerKeurst

At the end of the day, honoring God leads to good things. Anything else leads to confusion, emotional exhaustion and a lack of good things.

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