Saturday, March 18, 2006

CQOD: 03/17/06 -- Eckhart: loving God "because"

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 17, 2006
Feast of Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460
    [Jesus:] No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
    -- Luke 16:13 (ESV)

    Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow, and to love Him as they love their cow—for the milk and cheese and profit it brings them. This is how it is with people who love God for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort. They do not rightly love God, when they love Him for their own advantage. Indeed, I tell you the truth, any object you have in your mind, however good, will be a barrier between you and the inmost Truth.
    ... Meister Eckhart (1260?-1327?)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, break my self-service.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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