Tag: Ambassador (home)

We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives!

permalink source: J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)
tags: Simplicity, Culture, Ambassador

The story is told of Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said. One day, during a reception, he decided to try an experiment. To each person who passed down the line and shook his hand, he murmured, "I murdered my grandmother this morning." The guests responded with phrases like, "Marvelous! Keep up the good work. We are proud of you. God bless you, sir." It was not till the end of the line, while greeting the ambassador from Bolivia, that his words were actually heard. Nonplussed, the ambassador leaned over and whispered, "I'm sure she had it coming."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Communication, Listening, Ambassador

“[He had many] questions he knew God would not answer. I listened to his questions and tried to stay as quiet as God. After all, I’m God’s ambassador, and ambassadors shouldn’t make things up." - Pastor David Hanson, Leadership (Fall 2003)

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Apologetics, Ambassador