Some quotes from one of my heroines–Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael was an amazing lady. Her commitment was without equal, but she also demanded heavily from anyone working with her. I would not have anted to work with her, but even though I was first introduced to one of her books (IF quoted below) of thoughts over 40 years ago, her level of dedication haunts me to this day. All of the quotes in this little book end with “then I know nothing of Calvary love.” When I ran across these quotes in Mary’s blog, I wanted to share them. If you know nothing about Amy, look up her books. They speak of such a raw dedication, it is scary.

from Simply Church –  Comments

Amy Carmichael was a missionary to India who had a profound impact on my life through her writing. Even reading some of her work now, I can understand why they were so impactful (ouch!) Here are some quotes, several of which are taken from one of her  little books called If:

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”

“If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, “You do not understand”, or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other’s highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

“There have been times of late when I have had to hold on to one text with all my might: “It is required in stewards that a man may be found faithful.” Praise God, it does not say “successful.”

“Satan is so much more in earnest than we are–he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.”

“If I do not give a friend “The benefit of the doubt,” but put the worst construction instead of the best on what is said or done, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

“If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

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