Thursday, October 04, 2007

CQOD: 10/04/07 -- Sabatier: the value of simplicity

Christian Quotation of the Day

October 4, 2007
Feast of Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226
    Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace.
    -- 2 Corinthians 1:12 (NIV)

    The gaps in his education were of marvelous service to him. More learned, the formal logic of the schools would have robbed him of that flower of simplicity which is the great charm of his life; he would have seen the whole extent of the sore of the Church, and would no doubt have despaired of healing it. If he had known ecclesiastical discipline, he would have felt obliged to observe it; but, thanks to his ignorance, he could often violate it without knowing it, and be a heretic quite unawares.
    ... Paul Sabatier (1858-1928), Francis of Assisi [1901]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead me to simplicity in Christ.

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