Sunday, June 30, 2019

Coleridge: the declension of love

Sunday, June 30, 2019
    [Jesus:] “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”
    —Matthew 5:13 (NIV)
    He, who begins by loving Christianity, better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
    ... Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Aids to Reflection [1825], London: W. Pickering, 1839, Aphorism XXV, p. 74 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 5:13; Luke 11:39-52; 2 Cor. 10:17-18; 1 Tim. 1:6-7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, fix my heart on You.
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