Sunday, September 25, 2005

CQOD: 09/25/05 -- Allshorn: the eternal matters most

Christian Quotation of the Day

September 25, 2005
Feast of Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626Commemoration of Sergius of Radonezh, Russian Monastic Reformer, Teacher, 1392
    We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints—the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth.
    -- Colossians 1:3-6

    The one great fear which is a holy fear is, I think, lest you make your adventure too small, too easy, too self-full, too mediocre. Christianity fails because people will keep on the surface too much, they will not go down to face these deep inner obediences; and that is ultimately to be beaten by themselves. We talk big and play so small. And the world has found it out—the great bulk have discarded Christianity as the way of Hope and put their hope in other things.
    ... Florence Allshorn (1887-1950), Notebooks [1957]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, show me my self-made limitations, that I may be bolder for you.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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