Monday, August 08, 2005

CQOD: 08/13/05 -- Taylor: entering on your neighbor's privacy

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 13, 2005
Feast of Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down & Connor, Priest, Teacher, 1667Commemoration of Florence Nightingale, Social Reformer, 1910Commemoration of Octavia Hill, Worker for the Poor, 1912
    We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
    -- 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

    Let us not inquire into the affairs of others that concern us not, but be busied within ourselves and our own spheres; ever remembering that to pry into the actions or interests of other men not under our charge may minister to pride, to tyranny, to uncharitableness, to trouble, but can never consist with modesty; unless where duty or the mere intentions of charity and relation do warrant it... Knock, therefore, at the door before you enter upon your neighbor’s privacy: and remember, that there is no difference between entering his house and looking into it.
    ... Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), Holy Living [1650]

Quiet time reflection:
    Teach me to be respectful of others' privacy.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

CQOD Compilation Copyright 2005, Robert McAnally Adams, Curator
CQOD Home Page:
Subscription info:
Comments and problems: email to


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'know, just got back from vacation and was blessed to see CQOD back up and bringing thoughtful discourse back to my e-mail. Thank you and keep following God's plans, we will strive to do the same.
God's grace to you!

August 13, 2005 at 10:03 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home