Some quotes from one of my heroines–Amy Carmichael

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.”

Quotes from here and here.

  • Marsha Farmer

    :) This woman has been on my mind this week – Thank you for posting these!

  • Lisa Campbell

    I am not familiar with Amy Carmichael, but I love her quote about being found faithful. Faithfulness to our Savior is our greatest success. Thanks for sharing these!

  • Bob Murillo

    so true about the devil being opportunistic. Whenever a new city or community comes into existence, certain branches of the devil buy property to later develop their false houses of worship.

    • felicitydale

      Hmmm….

  • felicitydale

    Amy always has good things to say, and her life reflected her beliefs. Thanks for commenting, Lisa and Marsha.