Monday, August 21, 2006

CQOD: 08/22/06 -- Traherne: love alone is necessary

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 22, 2006
    Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.
    -- 1 Peter 1:22-23 (ESV)

    God is present by love alone. By love alone He is great and glorious. By love alone He liveth and feeleth in other persons. By love alone He enjoyeth all the creatures, by love alone He is pleasing to Himself, by love alone He is rich and blessed. O, why dost not thou by love alone seek to achieve all these, by love alone attain another self, by love alone live in others, by love attain thy glory? The same is shriveled up and buried in a grave that does not love. But that which does love wisely and truly is the joy and end of all the world, the King of Heaven and the friend of God, the shining light and temple of eternity, the brother of Jesus Christ, and one spirit with the Holy Ghost.
    ... Thomas Traherne (1637?-1674)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, correct my lack of love towards ____ and ____.

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