Christian Quotes: Billy Sunday

I love it when works of fiction reflect Scriptural truths.

The Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol has a powerful message about the human heart. Ebeneezer Scrooge, with a bit of nudging, undergoes a transformation from cantankerous miser into a wiser, more generous old man, loved by his family and community. Dr. Seuss took this idea and shaped it into his own story, How the Grinch stole Christmas, where the Grinch turned from his greed and found a place in Whoville.

I know we’re well past the holiday season now, but some themes are applicable all the time. Both Scrooge and Grinch learned that being in relationship was so much better than being alone. They started to experience the joys of caring and being cared about. And they got to that point by realizing what really brings the most meaning to life – not grabbing and clutching onto what they had, but being willing to release it.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on

“The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still.”

Billy Sunday

“A good name is more desirable than great riches;
    to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

Proverbs 22:1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s