Monday, March 07, 2016

Dryden: patience

Monday, March 7, 2016
    Feast of Perpetua, Felicity & their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203
    And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
    —1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV)
    The fortitude of a Christian consists in patience,... not in enterprises which the poets call heroic, and which are commonly the effects of interest, pride, and worldly honor.
    ... John Dryden (1631-1700), The Poetical Works of John Dryden, v. II, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909, p. 288 (see the book)
    See also 1 Thess. 5:14; John 15:19; Rom. 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 4:4; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 4:2; 5:1-2; Col. 3:12-13; 1 Tim. 6:10-11; 1 John 2:15-17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me patience against the world’s seductive forces.
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