Monday, January 29, 2018

Eckhart: God is near

Monday, January 29, 2018
    For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God...
    —Colossians 1:9-10 (NIV)
    No man desires anything so eagerly as God desires to bring men to the knowledge of Himself. God is always ready, but we are very unready. God is near us, but we are far from Him. God is within, and we are without. God is friendly; we are estranged.
    ... Meister Eckhart (1260?-1327?), Meister Eckhart’s Sermons, tr., Claud Field, H. R. Allenson, London, 1909, p. 24 (see the book)
    See also Col. 1:9-10; Ps. 73:28; 145:18; Isa. 29:13; 55:6-7; Heb. 7:18-19; 10:22; Jas. 4:8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, stay with me always. Never let me forget Your presence.
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