Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rhymes: Sunday piety

Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Commemoration of Charles Williams, Spiritual Writer, 1945
    For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
    —1 John 5:4 (KJV)
    If our faith is not relevant to our daily life in the world and in the parish, then it is no use; and if we cannot be Christians in our work, in the neighborhood, in our political decisions, then we had better stop being Christians. A piety reserved for Sundays is no message for this age.
    ... Douglas Rhymes (1914-1996), “The Place of the Laity in the Parish”, in Layman’s Church, ed. John A. T. Robinson, London: Lutterworth Press, 1963, p. 29 (see the book)
    See also 1 John 5:4-5; Matt. 13:54-58; John 16:33; 1 Cor. 15:57; 1 John 2:16-17; 4:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your are present in our daily lives.
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