Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gossip: a feast, not a fast

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Feast of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
    Commemoration of Arthur John Gossip, spiritual writer, 1954
    On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.”
    —John 7:37 (NIV)
    It is not for nothing that the central rite of Christ’s religion is not a fast but a feast, as if to say that the one indispensable requirement for obtaining a portion in Him is an appetite, some hunger, is to be without what we must have and He can give.
    ... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), The Galilean Accent, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1926, p. 22 (see the book)
    See also John 7:37; Ps. 42:1-2; Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 5:7-8; 11:23-27; Eph. 1:4-6; Rev. 19:9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I thirst for You.
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