Saturday, November 19, 2005

CQOD: 11/20/05 -- A. J. Gossip: a feast, not a fast

Christian Quotation of the Day

November 20, 2005
Feast of Edmund of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
Commemoration of Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876
    Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
    -- Matthew 26:26-28 (ESV)

    It is not for nothing that the central rite of Christ’s religion is not a fast but a feast, as if to say that the one indispensable requirement for obtaining a portion in Him is an appetite, some hunger—is to be without what we must have and He can give.
    ... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), The Galilean Accent [1926]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I was starving until You fed me.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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