Friday, March 31, 2006

A.W. Tozer on Unity
"Someone may fear that we are magnifying private religion out of all proportion, that the "us" of the New Testament is being displaced by a selfish "I." Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become "unity" conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship."


From Chapter 7 "The Gaze of the Soul" in The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

2 comments:

Nikki said...

Hey, I was gonna put this quote on MY blog! :)
Good one.

Diane said...

A quote from one of my favorite books I recently reread. My first reading was in California probably 15 years ago and it brought me to my knees as I realized once again that like Abraham did his son, I needed to offer myself a living sacrifice to God.

I think churches these days are so preoccupied with staying unified that much energy is wasted on the effort and little on the simple truth of looking to Jesus.