Do you have any favorite quotes? Maybe a quote from a movie, or a song, or a book you love? It could be something motivational or inspiring, or it could just be something that makes you laugh. One of mine is from the Office. It’s not really something someone said but what somone wrote. Michael Scott is trying to motivate his team. On a board he writes “his own quote” of “You miss 100% of the shots you do not take. – Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott.”
Whatever your favorite quotes are, I’m guessing they say something about who you are and what’s important to you — that’s why they’re your favorites. When Jesus was on earth, He would often make his points by quoting prophets and important spiritual leaders of the past. In Luke 4, Jesus quoted the prophet Isaiah to let everyone know who He was (God’s chosen one) and what mattered to Him (setting people free). With that quote, Jesus wanted us to remember that God has always been on a mission to make wrong things right, to set people free, and to make a way for people to know God. Jesus wants us to join God on that mission, but it starts by remembering what that mission is. Jesus calls us to remember. That very mission is to do justice. He came into a very broken world to make wrong things right. It is that example that we are to remember and then go and do. The two go hand-in-hand. So remember, and take your shot. If you don’t, you miss out 100% of the time!