Friday, October 14, 2016

Hammarskjold: the everyday commitment

Friday, October 14, 2016
    Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.
    —Philippians 3:17 (ESV)
    The “great” commitment is so much easier than the ordinary, everyday one—and can all too easily shut our hearts to the latter. A willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice can be associated with, and even produce, a great hardness of heart.
    ... Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961), Markings, tr. Leif Sjöberg & W. H. Auden, (q.v.), New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964 (post.), p. 131 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 3:17-19; Jer. 6:16; 1 Cor. 10:32-33; 11:1; Phil. 4:9; 1 Thess. 1:6; 2 Thess. 3:9; Heb. 12:1; 13:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, open my eyes to the small services You call me to do.
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