Friday, December 16, 2005

CQOD: 12/18/05 -- Oman: pursuit of the truth

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 18, 2005
    In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
    -- Luke 10:21 (KJV)

    Only on recognising the true, may we lay down our task of searching further for truth; and only on being satisfied that we have found the holy, are we justified in submitting to its guidance. The duty of following truth at all hazards is not altered, and it is only a false wisdom and prudence which shuns the search. The one chief reason why so much more may be revealed to babes than to the wise and prudent is still simply that, with less calculation and prejudice, they entirely abandon themselves to the leading of truth.
    ... John Oman (1860-1939), Vision and Authority [1928]

Quiet time reflection:
    Grant me a newness of mind and heart, that I might see Your truth.

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