Top 10 Quotes by Leonard Sweet

Leonard Sweet

Energy-fire experiences take us into ourselves only that we might reach outside of ourselves. Metanoia is a de-centering experience of connected-ness and community. It is not an exercise in reciting what Jesus has done for me lately. Energy-fire ecstasy, more a buzz than a binge, takes us out of ourselves, literally. That is the meaning of the word 'ecstatic.'

Leonard Sweet
Two opposing gospels are fighting one another for the soul of our nation and, increasingly, the world: the gospel of consumption and the gospel of peace.
Leonard Sweet

Too many Christians want to change the world not because they love the world but because they hate the world

Leonard Sweet
Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary.
Leonard Sweet

The teachings of Jesus begin in story and end in symbol - they begin in parable and end in us. These are not Bible stories that we learn; these are our stories.

Leonard Sweet
The time to save God's Dream is now. The people to save God's Dream are you.
Leonard Sweet

It would not do for the consumer to know that the hamburger she is eating came from a steer who spent much of his life standing deep in his own excrement in a feedlot, helping to pollute the local streams. Or that the calf that yielded the veal cutlet on her plate spent its life in a box in which it did not have room to turn around. Wendell Berry, "The Pleasures of Eating," What Are People For?, 1989 Jesus pioneered a relationship ethic based on compassion. Being a disciple means building relationships - with the Creator and with all creation and creatures.

Leonard Sweet
Jesus invested everything he had in a team. The Bible knows nothing about solo ministry, only team ministry.
Leonard Sweet

The "hole in the moral ozone" is really what's behind the hole in the ozone.

Leonard Sweet
The greater the amount of knowledge you accumulate, the bigger your island gets, but the greater the shoreline of the unknown becomes. In short, the more you know, the more you know you don’t know.