Lovers of the Kingdom, Not the Cross
Matthew 10:38; 16:24; Mark 8:34; 10:21; Luke 9:23
Jesus always has many who love His heavenly kingdom, but few who bear His cross.
THOMAS À KEMPIS
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Adorned with Spiritual Ornaments
Luke 7:25; 1 Timothy 2:9–10; 1 Peter 3:3–5
Let us … adorn ourselves with spiritual ornaments, that is to say, with chastity, humility, meekness, obedience, patience, and charity. These form the clothing in which the soul will be pleasing in the sight of the Heavenly King.
HUGH OF ST. VICTOR
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.