Monday, December 04, 2006

CQOD: 12/10/06 -- Law: truly renouncing the world

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 10, 2006
Commemoration of Thomas Merton, Monk, Spiritual Writer, 1968
    For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
    -- 1 Peter 2:19-20 (ESV)

    They only renounce the world as they ought, who live in the midst of it without worldly tempers, who comply with their share in the offices of human life without complying with the spirit that reigneth in the world.
    ... William Law (1686-1761)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, belay the worldly spirit in me that wants my own way.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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