Friday, May 15, 2020

Williams: the force of argument

Friday, May 15, 2020
    Commemoration of Charles Williams, Spiritual Writer, 1945
    [Paul:] When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.
    —Galatians 2:11 (NIV)
    The history of Christendom itself would have been far happier could we all have remembered that rule of intelligence—not to believe a thing more strongly at the end of a bitter argument than at the beginning, not to believe it with the energy of the opposition rather than one’s own.
    ... Charles Williams (1886-1945), The Descent of the Dove: a history of the Holy Spirit in the church, Meridian Books, 1956, p. 193 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 2:11; Luke 11:53-54; Phil. 1:27-28; 2 Tim. 2:22-24; Heb. 12:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, please do not allow anger to break Your fellowship.
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