Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Taylor: the seeds of praise

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Feast of Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down & Connor, Priest, Teacher, 1667
    Commemoration of Florence Nightingale, Social Reformer, 1910
    Commemoration of Octavia Hill, Worker for the Poor, 1912
The LORD upholds all those who fall
    and lifts up all who are bowed down.
    —Psalm 145:14 (NIV)
    Every furrow in the book of the Psalms is sown with such seeds [of praise and thanksgiving]. I know nothing more certain, more constant, to expel the sadness of the world, than to sound out the praises of the Lord as with a trumpet: and when the heart is cast down, it will make it rebound from earth to heaven.
    ... Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D., v. I, London: Ogle, Duncan and Company, 1822 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 81:1; 135:3; 145:14; 147:1; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, we lift Your psalms in praise to You.
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