Sunday, January 14, 2007

CQOD: 01/13/07 -- Augustine: dominion

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 13, 2007
Feast of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367
Commemoration of Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde & Cumbria, 603
    For this perhaps is why [Onesimus] was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother--especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
    -- Philemon 1:15-16 (ESV)

    Having made man in His own image, a rational being, He meant him to be lord only over irrational beings: not man set over man, but man set over beasts. The first cause of servitude is sin, by which man is subjected to man by the bonds of his condition... But by that nature in which God formerly created man, nobody is slave either to man or to sin.
    ... St. Augustine (354-430), The City of God [426]

Quiet time reflection:
    Make plain to me, Lord, my mistreatment of those under me.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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