Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Newman: failure to start

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Feast of Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
    Commemoration of John Henry Newman, Priest, Teacher, Tractarian, 1890
    However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
    —1 Peter 4:16 (NIV)
    Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
    ... John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), included in Leaves of Gold, Evan S. Coslett & Clyde Francis Lytle, ed. [1948], Honesdale, Pa.: Coslett Publishing Company, 1938, p. 55 (see the book)
    See also 1 Pet. 4:16; Ps. 49:15; John 11:25; Rom. 6:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, through Your grace, my life has begun.
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