Sunday, August 04, 2019

Kingsley: The Great Physician

Sunday, August 4, 2019
    Feast of John Vianney, Curè d’Ars, 1859
    When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
    —Matthew 14:14 (NIV)
From Thee all skill and science flow,
    All pity, care and love,
All calm and courage, faith and hope;
    O pour them from above.

And part them, Lord, to each and all,
    As each and all shall need,
To rise like incense, each to Thee,
    In noble thought and deed.

And hasten, Lord, that perfect day,
    When pain and death shall cease;
And Thy just rule shall fill the earth
    With health and light and peace.
    ... Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), Poems, London: Macmillan, 1907, p. 332 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 9:11-12; 14:14; Mark 6:34; Rev. 21:3-4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your people await the day when You set all things right.

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