Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Maclaren: sloth

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    Commemoration of John Bosco, Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, 1888
    [Jesus] said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, ‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’”
    —Luke 8:10 (NIV)
    This generation abhors mystery, and demands that the deepest truths of the highest subject, which is religion, shall be so broken down into mincemeat that the “man in the street” can understand them in the intervals of reading the newspaper. There are only too many of us who are disposed to grasp at the most superficial interpretation of Christian truth, and lazily to rest ourselves in that.
    ... Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910), The Holy of Holies, London: Alexander & Shepheard, 1890, p. 363 (see the book)
    See also Luke 8:10; Ps. 1:2; 42:7; 1 Cor. 2:7-10; Eph. 3:2-5; Col. 1:25-27; 2:2-3; 1 Tim. 3:8-9,16; 1 Pet. 1:10-12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Lead Your people to desire the deep truths.
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