Saturday, January 17, 2015

Gore: correcting ignorance

Saturday, January 17, 2015
    Feast of Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 356
    Commemoration of Charles Gore, Bishop, Teacher, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932
    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
    —Matthew 6:9-10 (KJV)
    Man had been offering all sorts of prayers, sacrifices, propitiations. That God mercifully regarded such ignorant worship we cannot doubt: but it was ignorant of God’s character and method. Now, so far as is good for us, our Lord has enlightened us [through the Lord’s Prayer] about the nature and method of God: and He has shown us that prayer should not be an attempt to impose our own whims and fancies on the wisdom of God, but a constant act of correspondence by which we bring our short-sighted wills and reasons into correspondence, the intelligent correspondence of sons, with the perfect reason and will of God, the all-wise Father of all human souls and of the great universe.
    ... Charles Gore (1853-1932), The Sermon on the Mount [1910], London: John Murray, 1905, p. 139 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 6:9-10; Ps. 51:10; Eze. 36:26; Acts 17:29-30; Rom. 12:2; Eph. 4:22-24; 1 Pet. 1:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, conform my mind to Your will.
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