• Michael Haldas

Willingness


“If you would enter into the mystery, then, like Christ Himself, you must become small, weak, poor, misunderstood, and willing to be broken. You cannot know Him if you refuse to be like Him. This is the only path that is truly Christian. Outside the mystery, there is nothing to be known, nothing that will save.” (Father Stephen Freeman)

"While expressions about God in words and technical phrases may help us to attain a rational assent to faith in God, we must remember that our true witness must be through our willingness to love. Only when we ourselves are consumed with God’s love are we able to show the truth of God to our neighbour." (Father Spyridon Baily)

“Willingness is not an abandonment of reason and rational thought. It is the ability to subjugate them to a deep prompting in your heart that you know is God.” (Sacramental Living Blog)

“The spiritual life is not about what one heroically gives to God, but what he is willing to receive from Him.” (Jonathan Jackson)

“You don’t have to be any more talented, any richer, any slimmer, any smarter, any more or less of anything to partner with God. All you have to be is willing to be used by Him in everyday ways.” (Bill Hybels)

"There can be...no true spirituality, if we are not willing to break with the world in terms of what we hold dear and what constitutes the center and focus of our lives…In intellectual honesty, we should be willing to study and explore the spiritual life with all the rigor and determination we would give to any field of research." (Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou, Richard Foster)

“Radical faith doesn’t mean that you are not afraid. Radical faith just means that you are willing to act despite your fears.” (Chip Ingram)

“Loving God with all one’s heart and soul and strength and mind is more than just hearing Christ’s call. It is responding to His calling...To love God is to be willing to do His will and not that of our selfish self…The Lord gives hope to those who remain faithful – who are willing to face change, accept difficult truth, and embrace God’s will. Not everyone will disdain His word when it is spoken honestly.” (Bishop John of Amorion, OCPM 10/20/2016)

"This narrow way that the Church exhorts us to follow, as we all know, is the call to a life of repentance. This repentance is not feigned, or morose and depressed, but rather it is an attitude of our hearts, always willing and ready to change for the sake of following God and His commandments and for the good of others." (Archimandrite Sergius)

“Many believers want an abundance of God’s grace and peace, but they are unwilling to put forth the effort to get to know Him better...To enjoy the privileges God offers us freely, we must grow in our knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.” (Life Application Study Bible, 2 Peter 1:2)

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