Thursday, December 17, 2015

Grou: the adoration

Thursday, December 17, 2015
    Commemoration of Eglantine Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save the Children’, 1928
    While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
    —Luke 2:6-7 (NIV)
    To be in silent humility before the Presence of God is really to serve Him “in spirit and in truth.” He does not need our glowing lights and moving imaginations, which may be feeding self-complacency more than the soul’s true health; but that silent, lowly prayer which is joined in intention to the Child Jesus praying in His Manger, will bring us very near to God.
    ... Jean Nicolas Grou (1731-1803), The Hidden Life of the Soul, London: Rivingtons, 1870, p. 95-96 (see the book)
    See also Luke 2:6-7; Ps. 46:10; Luke 9:46-48; Luke 22:27; John 4:23; Eph. 4:2; Phil. 2:5-7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, in my need, I kneel before You.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    Jonah


Post a Comment

<< Home