Sunday, November 17, 2019

Patmore: unencumbered

Sunday, November 17, 2019
    Feast of Hugh, Carthusian Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
    What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
    —Philippians 3:8 (NIV)
    Let me love Thee so that the honour, riches, and pleasures of the world may seem unworthy even of hatred—may not even be encumbrances.
    ... Coventry Patmore (1823-1896), The Rod, the Root, and the Flower [1895], London: G. Bell and Sons, 1907, p. 222 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 3:7-8; Matt. 6:19-21; 19:27-29; Acts 20:24; Rom. 8:18; 11:33; Col. 2:2-3; 2 Tim. 4:6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, knowledge of You is a treasure beyond price.
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