Tuesday, January 23, 2007

CQOD: 01/23/07 -- Brooks: orthodoxy

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 23, 2007
Commemoration of Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, spiritual writer, 1893
    So for the sake of your tradition you [scribes and Pharisees] have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
    -- Matthew 15:6b-9 (ESV)

    Orthodoxy is, in the Church, very much what prejudice is in the single mind. It is the premature conceit of certainty. It is the treatment of the imperfect as if it were the perfect.
    ... Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have sole authority in all things.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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