Thursday, June 16, 2016

Schaeffer: bringing healing

Thursday, June 16, 2016
    Feast of Richard of Chichester, Bishop, 1253
    Commemoration of Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Moral Philosopher, 1752
    We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
    —Romans 15:1 (ESV)
    Only the one who has been hurt can bring healing. The other person cannot. It is the one who has been hurt who has to be willing to be hurt again to show love, if there is to be hope that healing will come.
    ... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer: Spiritual Reality in the Personal Christian, Good News Publishers, 1986, p. 226 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 15:1; Isa. 35:3-4; 40:29-31; 53:7; Rom. 14:1; 1 Cor. 125; 9:22; 2 Cor. 12:9; Gal. 6:2; Eph. 3:16; Heb. 2:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You were wounded for my sake.
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