Saturday, April 28, 2018

Temple: self-centred vs. God-centred

Saturday, April 28, 2018
    Commemoration of Peter Chanel, Religious, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841
    Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
    —Philippians 2:12-13 (NIV)
    The centre of trouble is not the turbulent appetites—though they are troublesome enough. The centre of trouble is the personality of man as a whole, which is self-centred and can only be wholesome and healthy if it is God-centred.
    ... William Temple (1881-1944), Nature, Man and God, London: Macmillan, 1934, 1949, p. 367 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 2:12-13; Isa. 64:6; Rom. 12;1-2; 2 Cor. 10:5; 1 Pet. 1:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant that You alone shall be the center of my life.
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