Friday, May 25, 2007

CQOD: 05/25/07 -- Fray: the origin of ethics

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 25, 2007
Feast of the Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, Historian, 735
Commemoration of Aldhelm, Abbot of Mamsbury, Bishop of Sherborne, 709
    Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
    -- 1 Peter 5:2,3 (NIV)

    As we shared together our feelings about the study groups, we realised that we were not meeting together each week for an intellectual exercise: some thing very real and significant was taking place. We were coming to know that the Christian faith is not primarily an ethic; it is not the struggle to do good or be good, but an encounter with Christ, of which morality and ethical living are by-products.
    ... Harold R. Fray, Jr., “The Spirit Making New”

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, take away the temptation to "earn" salvation; rather, lead me to see Your grace in all my relationships.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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