Monday, August 08, 2005

CQOD: 08/10/05 -- Maurice: called to unity

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 10, 2005
Feast of Lawrence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258
    [Jesus:] My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
    -- John 17:20,21 (NIV)

    Unless we look upon ourselves as called to unity, we shall never be united. If God does not will that we should be united, what can our devices for producing it avail? Whereas, if we believe that it is His will, and that we are fighting against His will by our divisions, we have a right confidently to hope that He will at last bring us to repentance, or, if we do not repent, will accomplish His purposes in spite of us.
    ... F. D. Maurice (1805-1872), Hope for Mankind

Quiet time reflection:
    Show me how to be more of one mind with the other believers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Show me how to be more of one mind with the other believers." This prayer brings to mind another scripture: "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone" (Romans 12:18). If we look for opportunities to be peacemakers today with other believers, maybe God will use our efforts to create the unity we need in His church.

August 10, 2005 at 7:21 AM  

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