Sunday, January 01, 2017

Lamb: the many forms of grace

Sunday, January 1, 2017
    Feast of the Naming & Circumcision of Jesus
    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    —Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
    I am disposed to say grace upon twenty other occasions in the course of the day besides my dinner. I want a form for setting out upon a pleasant walk, for a moonlight ramble, for a friendly meeting, or a solved problem. Why have we none for books, those spiritual repasts—a grace before Milton—a grace before Shakespeare—a devotional exercise proper to be said before reading [Spenser]?
    ... Charles Lamb (1775-1834), The Essays of Elia, E. Moxon, 1840, p. 59 (see the book)
    See also Col. 3:17; Matt. 15:36; Luke 22:19-20; Rom. 8:13; Gal. 5:24; Eph. 5:19-20
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may my whole life be as a prayer to You.
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