Sunday, June 23, 2013

Barth: the eternal present

Sunday, June 23, 2013
    Feast of Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678
    [Jesus:] “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”
    —Matthew 5:23-24 (NIV)
    In the kingdom of God there are no other tasks than those of the present.
    ... Karl Barth (1886-1968), from “Be Not Anxious!”, in Come Holy Spirit: Sermons, New York: Round Table Press, 1933, reprint, Mowbrays, 1978, p. 99 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 5:23-24; Ps. 37:5; Matt. 6:25,34; 8:21-22; 19:21; Luke 9:23; 12:11-12,22; John 5:8-11; Phil. 4:6; Heb. 13:5-6; 1 Pet. 5:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, let there be no delay in my following You.
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