Sunday, September 11, 2005

CQOD: 09/17/05 -- Origen: seducers?

Christian Quotation of the Day

September 17, 2005
Feast of Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Visionary, 1179
    Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
    -- John 12:42-43 (NIV)

    Seducers we, they say; but they lead men astray. Oh, what a noble seduction ours, that men should change from dissolute to sober living—or towards it; to justice from injustice—or tending that way; to wisdom from being foolish—or becoming such; and from cowardice, meanness and timidity, show courage and fortitude, not least in this struggle for the sake of our religion.
    ... Origen (185?-254?)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, keep me from being overcome by human judgement.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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