Liar, Lunatic, or Lord

Happy Sunday everyone!

This quote from Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis came to mind during church Bible study today (as Jesus was accused of casting out demons by the power of Satan):

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.” That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

Something to ponder. Blessings all!

A Good Attitude in the Morning…

John C. Maxwell quote

You can make a decision to have a good attitude, but if you don’t make plans to manage that decision every day, then you are likely to end up right back where you started. But here’s the good news: maintaining the right attitude is easier than regaining the right attitude.

How do you do that? A Chinese proverb I came across gives insight: “Assume a cheerfulness you do not feel, and shortly you feel the cheerfulness you assumed.” Or as editor and publisher Elbert Hubbard says, “Be pleasant until 10 a.m. and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” When you get up in the morning, you need to remind yourself of the decision you’ve made to have a positive attitude. You need to manage your thinking and direct your actions so that they are consistent with your decision.

— The Maxwell Daily Reader: 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You by John C. Maxwell

Mrs. Rogers Dies :-(



This is the first post on Nibbles Ninja. I am Alan Fahrner, and I’ll use this site (generally) to post quick thoughts, quotes, etc.


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Nibbles Ninja logoHealthy dialogue is balanced and colorful. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a worldview and perspectives affected by it, but it does mean I value you and your views, even if they differ.

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Alan Fahrner

P.S. By “healthy dialogue is…colorful,” I do not mean foul language. Instead, views should be like a palette of many hues, tints, tones, and shades instead of an echo chamber.