Christian Quotation of the DayOctober 9, 2007
Commemoration of Denys, Bishop of Paris, & his Companions, Martyrs, 258Meditation
Commemoration of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
-- 2 Timothy 2:22-26 (NIV)
The Word of God can grow to be only a hunting-ground for texts; and we can preach, meaning intensely every word we utter, and yet in reality only lost for the moment like an actor in his part, or at least leaving it to the folk to live it out; for us, bless me, we have no time for that, but are already immersed, poor harried souls, in determining what we shall preach on next.
... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), In Christ’s Stead
Quiet time reflection
Lord, grant that ministry shall not be words only.
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