CQOD: 08/13/05 -- Taylor: entering on your neighbor's privacy
Christian Quotation of the DayAugust 13, 2005
Feast of Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down & Connor, Priest, Teacher, 1667
Commemoration of Florence Nightingale, Social Reformer, 1910 Commemoration of Octavia Hill, Worker for the Poor, 1912
We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
-- 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Let us not inquire into the affairs of others that concern us not, but be busied within ourselves and our own spheres; ever remembering that to pry into the actions or interests of other men not under our charge may minister to pride, to tyranny, to uncharitableness, to trouble, but can never consist with modesty; unless where duty or the mere intentions of charity and relation do warrant it... Knock, therefore, at the door before you enter upon your neighbor’s privacy: and remember, that there is no difference between entering his house and looking into it.
... Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), Holy Living 
Quiet time reflection:
Teach me to be respectful of others' privacy.
See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004
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