Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Patmore: unencumbered

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    Feast of Hugh, Carthusian Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
    What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
    —Philippians 3:8 (NIV)
    Let me love Thee so that the honour, riches, and pleasures of the world may seem unworthy even of hatred—may not even be encumbrances.
    ... Coventry Patmore (1823-1896), The Rod, the Root, and the Flower, London: G. Bell, 1895, p. 222 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, knowledge of You is a treasure beyond price.
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