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“What I believe about Jesus could not be contained in a thousand books.  I believe in Jesus more than I believe in the pen with which I am writing these words.  I cannot, however, expect you to believe my beliefs.  Imagine you meet me in a cafe and I introduce you to a friend.  I say, “This is Jesus”.  I do not then give you a list of things you must believe about His family and a thick book to memorize before I let you speak to Him.  I don’t ask you to believe in Him – because you can see Him for yourself.  I ask you only to trust Him and to get to know Him.”    -Aidan Clarke

and another…

Faith is work

It is a struggle

You must struggle

with all your heart.

And on the way God

will ambush you.

-Walter Wangerin