Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Barth: free space

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Feast of Edmund of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
    Commemoration of Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876
    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
    —Luke 5:16 (NIV)
    We should always consider with greatest concern (even if it is only in a casual conversation or when we are alone with ourselves) that a free space is left through which God Himself can come to us.
    ... Karl Barth (1886-1968), from “He Himself” in Come Holy Spirit: Sermons, New York: Round Table Press, 1933, reprint, Mowbrays, 1978, p. 161 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I flee the world’s distractions to be with You.
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