Friday, July 22, 2016

Fenelon: goodness

Friday, July 22, 2016
    Feast of Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles
    Let all that you do be done in love.
    —1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV)
    The more vigor you need, the more gentleness and kindness you must combine with it... All stiff, harsh goodness is contrary to Jesus.
    ... François Fénelon (1651-1715), Selections from Fénelon, ed. Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston: Roberts Bros., 1879, p. 79,47 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 16:14; Gal. 5:22-23; Phil. 4:5; Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 6:11; 1 Pet. 3:15-16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, help me to be aware of the little wounds I make, and give me a gentle spirit.
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