Sunday, April 10, 2016

Law: reform or rebirth?

Sunday, April 10, 2016
    Feast of William Law, Priest, Mystic, 1761
    Commemoration of William of Ockham, Franciscan Friar, Philosopher, Teacher, 1347
    Commemoration of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Scientist, Visionary, 1955
    For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.
    —Romans 6:5-7 (ESV)
    Christianity does not consist in any partial amendment of our lives, any particular moral virtues, but in an entire change of our natural temper, a life wholly devoted to God.
    ... William Law (1686-1761), Christian Perfection [1726], London: W. Baynes, 1807, p. 34 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 6:4-7; Isa. 26:13; John 8:34-36; Rom. 8:3-4; 12:1-2; Col. 2:11-12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have given me freedom.
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