Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Law: an uneven application

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    Feast of William Law, Priest, Mystic, 1761
    Commemoration of William of Ockham, Franciscan Friar, Philosopher, Teacher, 1347
    Commemoration of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Scientist, Visionary, 1955
    [Jesus:] “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
    —Matthew 5:48 (NIV)
    Is it not therefore exceeding strange, that people should place so much piety in the attendance upon public worship, concerning which there is not one precept of our Lord’s to be found, and yet neglect these common duties of our ordinary life, which are commanded in every page of the Gospel?
    ... William Law (1686-1761), A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life [1728], London: Methuen, 1899, p. 9 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 5:48; Gen. 17:1; Lev. 11:44; Deut. 18:13; Mic. 6:8; Luke 6:36; 2 Cor. 7:1; 13:11; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; 1 John 3:17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, show me my neglects.
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