Sunday, March 19, 2006

CQOD: 03/20/06 -- Tauler: cold, modern hearts

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 20, 2006
Feast of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687
Meditation:
    But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
    -- 1 Peter 4:13-14 (ESV)

Quotation:
    It is no longer the fashion to suffer for the sake of God, and to bear the Cross for Him; for the diligence and real earnestness, that perchance were found in man, have been extinguished and have grown cold; and now no one is willing any longer to suffer distress for the sake of God.
    ... Johannes Tauler (ca. 1300-1361)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, place Your holy fire in my heart.


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2 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

It is amazing that this quote is so old. What would Johannes Tauler say about today's world? I think he would be shocked.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Robert McAnally Adams said...

Yes, that is one of the ironies of the quotation. 700 years and little has changed!

9:53 AM  

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