Monday, August 08, 2005

CQOD: 08/11/05 -- Newman: a living sacrifice

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 11, 2005
Feast of Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
Commemoration of John Henry Newman, Priest, Teacher, Tractarian, 1890
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.
    -- Romans 12:1 (NIV)

    One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to duty, is worth all the mere good thoughts, warm feelings, passionate prayers, in which idle people indulge themselves.
    ... John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Quiet time reflection:
    Is there a part of my life that I have not offered to God?

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think that Newman means by "one sacrifice of inclination to duty"?

August 11, 2005 at 7:39 AM  

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