Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wilberforce: his calling

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Feast of Luke the Evangelist
    [The LORD:] “You trample on the poor and force him to give you grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.”
    —Amos 5:11 (NIV)
    God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners [i.e. morals].
    ... William Wilberforce (1759-1833), diary entry for Sunday, October 28, 1787, William Wilberforce: Greatest Works, Bridge Logos Foundation, 2007, p. 10 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your are establising righteousness in the world.
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