Monday, August 11, 2014

Newman: patience

Monday, August 11, 2014
    Feast of Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
    Commemoration of John Henry Newman, Priest, Teacher, Tractarian, 1890
    Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.
    —James 5:7-8 (NIV)
    May I be patient! It is so difficult to realise what one believes, and to make these trials, as they are intended, real blessings.
    ... John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), in a letter, 1828, Letters and Correspondence of John Henry Newman, v. I, London: Longmans, Green, 1903, p. 160 (see the book)
    See also Jas. 5:7-8; Ps. 37:7; Hab. 2:3-4; Luke 21:19; Rom. 8:18; Gal. 5:22-23; 6:9; Col. 1:10-11; 3:12; Jas. 1:2-4; 1 Pet. 1:6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me patience as You form me to Your likeness.
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