Monday, December 04, 2006

CQOD: 12/08/06 -- Patmore on goodwill

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 8, 2006
    Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
    -- Galatians 2:10 (ESV)

    Nothing is so easy to men of goodwill as goodwill itself, and this is all that God requires. Every act of goodwill permanently and sensibly increases goodwill. Trifling acts of goodwill are often more efficacious in this way than great ones. A flower given in kindness and at the right time profits more, both to giver and receiver, than some vast material benefit in which the goodwill is hidden by the magnitude of the act. Some little, sensible, individual touch from the hand of our Lord may convert the heart more than the contemplation of His death for us.
    ... Coventry Patmore (1823-1896), The Rod, the Root, and the Flower [1895]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, for one who is considering You, may I forget nothing that might help.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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