Sunday, November 26, 2006

CQOD: 12/03/06 -- Chadwick: wise and foolish sacrifices

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 3, 2006
Commemoration of Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, Missionary, 1552
    Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, "He is out of his mind."
    -- Mark 3:20-21 (ESV)

    There is a curious betrayal of the popular estimate of this world and the world to come, in the honor paid to those who cast away life in battle, or sap it slowly in the pursuit of wealth or honors, and the contempt expressed for those who compromise life on behalf of souls, for which Christ died. Whenever, by exertion in any unselfish cause, health is broken or fortune impaired, or influential friends estranged, the follower of Christ is called an enthusiast, a fanatic, or even more plainly a man of unsound mind. He may be comforted by remembering that Jesus was said to be beside Himself when teaching and healing left Him not leisure even to eat.
    ... G. A. Chadwick (1840-1923)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me to forget my reputation for Your sake.

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