Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Pascal: great and small

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    Feast of Willibrord of York, Archbishop of Utrecht, Apostle of Frisia, 739
    [Jesus:] “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me. Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”
    —Matthew 10:40-42 (NIV)
    Do little things as though they were great, because of the majesty of Jesus Christ who does them in us, and who lives our life: and do the greatest things as though they were little and easy, because of His omnipotence.
    ... Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées (Thoughts) [1660], P.F. Collier & Son, 1910, #553, p. 182 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 10:40-42; 18:5; 25:31-46;Mark 9:41; 12:42-43; Luke 9:48; John 14:12; Acts 5:15; 16:15; 19:11-12; Rom. 15:18-19; 2 Cor. 8:12; 2 Tim. 1:16-18; Heb. 6:10; 3 John 1:5-8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You make great what is small in my hands.
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