Sunday, January 19, 2020

Brother Lawrence: what sinners are capable of

Sunday, January 19, 2020
    Commemoration of Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
    —Romans 12:21 (NIV)
    As for the miseries and sins he heard of daily in the world, he was so far from wondering at them that, on the contrary, he was surprised that there were not more, considering the malice sinners were capable of. For his part, he prayed for them; but, knowing that God could remedy the mischiefs they did when He pleased, he gave himself no further trouble.
    ... Brother Lawrence (c.1605-1691), The Practice of the Presence of God, New York, Revell, 1895, First Conversation, p. 8-9 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 12:19-21; Luke 6:27-28; Acts 7:60; Rom. 12:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You dismiss the evil from the world.
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