Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Newman: a living sacrifice

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
    —Romans 12:1 (NIV)
    One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to duty, is worth all the mere good thoughts, warm feelings, passionate prayers, in which idle people indulge themselves.
    ... John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), Parochial Sermons, v. 1, New York: D. Appleton, 1843, p. 111 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 12:1; Matt. 12:50; 28:20; Mark 14:30-31; Luke 11:28; John 13:15-17; Jas. 1:22
Quiet time reflection:
    Search me, Lord, for that part of my life I have not offered to You.
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