August 3, 2021

Harry Emerson Fosdick quote

 In his 1943 book On Being a Real Person, Harry Emerson Fosdick 
describes what it's like to live with a "loss of centrality"

"The fundamental sin of our being is to be chaotic and unfocused ....
The primary command of our being is to get yourself together."

Peter W. Marty adds in Christian Century (July 28, 2021)

"The basic points is: for life to be good and beautiful and true,
we have to find a way to make God central to our lives, not peripheral.
God wants to be central to the way we think, act, speak, and purchase.
There's a reason why the tree of knowledge of good and evil is in the
center or middle of the garden."