Monday, March 19, 2018

Whitehead: life only in the Spirit

Monday, March 19, 2018
    Feast of Joseph of Nazareth
    Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
    —Isaiah 49:13 (NIV)
    The power of God is the worship He inspires. That religion is strong which in its ritual and its modes of thought evokes an apprehension of the commanding vision. The worship of God is not a rule of safety: it is an adventure of the spirit, a flight after the unattainable. The death of religion comes with the repression of the high hope of adventure.
    ... Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), Science and the Modern World, Macmillan Company, 1925, p. 276 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 49:13; Job 17:9; Ps. 103:2-5; 138:3; Isa. 40:30-31; 2 Cor. 4:16; 12:9-10
Quiet time reflection:
    You are the Lord of all joy.
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