Saturday, August 05, 2006

CQOD: 08/11/06 -- Newman: knowing ourselves

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 11, 2006
Feast of Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
Commemoration of John Henry Newman, Priest, Teacher, Tractarian, 1890
    ... keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
    -- 1 Peter 3:16,17 (NIV)

    Never... think we have a due knowledge of ourselves till we have been exposed to various kinds of temptations, and tried on every side. Integrity on one side of our character is no voucher for integrity on another. We cannot tell how we should act if brought under temptations different from those we have hitherto experienced. This thought should keep us humble. We are sinners, but we do not know how great. He alone knows who died for our sins.
    ... John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I ask forgiveness for my sins. In Your mercy, grant that I may receive a clear conscience, so that may represent the Gospel to Your lost sons and daughters.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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