Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Hoskyns: learning in the church

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    Commemoration of John Mason Neale, Priest, Poet, 1866
    You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.’” So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
    —Romans 14:10-12 (NIV)
    The Church is the place where we learn not how self-sufficient we are, but where we learn what sin really is. The Church is the place where the Pharisee learns to say with the Publican: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
    ... Sir Edwyn C. Hoskyns (1884-1937), We are the Pharisees, London: SPCK, 1960, p. 19 (see the book)
    See also Job 9:20; Ps. 106:6; Matt. 21:31-32; Luke 18:9-14; Rom. 14:10-12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, let me never consider my sin “better” than someone else’s.
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