Saturday, August 15, 2015

de Sales: unholy attachment

Saturday, August 15, 2015
    Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.
    —1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)
    There must be no dallying with an attachment which is incompatible with the Love of God.
    ... François de Sales (1567-1622), Introduction to the Devout Life [1609], London: Rivingtons, 1876, III.xxi, p. 211 (see the book)
    See also 1 John 2:15-16; John 15:19; Rom. 12:2; 1 Cor. 7:29-31; 1 Tim. 6:10; Jas. 4:4-5; 1 Pet. 2:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, assist me to discard those things that I hang onto.
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