Saturday, July 24, 2010

Law: the perspective of eternity

Saturday, July 24, 2010
    Commemoration of Thomas à Kempis, priest, spiritual writer, 1471
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
    —Romans 8:18 (NIV)
    Now since our eternal state is as certainly ours, as our present state; since we are as certainly to live for ever, as we now live at all; it is plain, that we cannot judge of the value of any particular time, as to us, but by comparing it to that eternal duration, for which we are created.
    ... William Law (1686-1761), A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life [1728], London: Methuen, 1899, p. 226 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me patience in the knowledge that You are preparing me for life eternal.
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