F. Huegel quotes

  • What is impossible to me as an imitator of Christ, becomes perfectly natural as a participant of Christ. It is Only when Christ nullifies the force of my inherent "self' life," and communicates to me a Divine life, that Christian living in its true sense, is at all possible for me.
    -- F. Huegel

    #Christian #Self #Temptation

  • If the 'self-life' is supreme, Satan does not have to be invited in. The lines are already set for the 'electric' current to flow. Satan is master of ceremonies, though he be apparently non-existent.
    -- F. Huegel

    #Self #Temptation #Lines

  • An imitation of a Frenchman would not make me a Frenchman. I am a German and I would have to be "reborn" to be anything but what I am. And so in the Christian life. I must be born anew. That is why Christ took me with Himself down into the grave and brought me forth a "new creation." He terminated my old life when there upon the Cross as Representative He died; and He imparted to me a new life when He arose from the grave.
    -- F. Huegel

    #Christian #New Life #Resurrection

  • Prayer is not the cunning art of using God, subjecting Him to one's selfish ends in an effort to get out of Him what you want.
    -- F. Huegel

    #Art #Prayer #Selfish

  • The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world.

  • I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.

  • Matt Hock was the first person who showed me how much fun and how cool it can be to be a Christian,

  • My family background was deeply Christian.

  • I'm addicted to self-improvement. The thing is, there's so damn much about myself to improve.

  • Write. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go.

  • Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

  • American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.

  • Some temptations cannot be fought. One must close one's mind and fly from them

  • Let our posterity know that we their ancestors, uncultured and unlearned, amid all trials and temptations, were men of integrity.