Thursday, December 14, 2017

John of the Cross: accounting for good works

Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Feast of John of the Cross, Mystic, Poet, Teacher, 1591
    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
    —2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
    A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things.
    ... St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), The Complete Works of Saint John of the Cross, v. I, Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1935, p. 293 (see the book)
    See also 2 Cor. 9:8; Ps. 84:11; Mal. 3:10; John 14:21; 1 John 4:16; Jude 1:20-21
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, implant in me a charitable heart.
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