Sunday, April 19, 2009

quote of the week: John Ortberg on "the true indicator of spiritual well-being

The true indicator of spiritual well-being is growth in the ability to love God and people. If we can do this without the practice of any particular spiritual disciplines, then we should by all means skip them.

John Ortberg, The Life You've Always Wanted, 45 quoted by Scot McKnight, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed, 97


simon said...

yes I agree

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks for reading and commenting. Good and interesting on your blog, from "the land down under."

Ortberg's book is about spiritual disciplines, and he and Scot see them as valid since none of us perfectly does love God or others.

I think Ortberg makes an important point here, that the practices are not ends in themselves, or for promoting those who do them, but to help in loving God and others.

Ted M. Gossard said...

I removed your comment because it appears to be some kind of business ad which is not what this blog is about, though I know you said something with reference to this post.