Thursday, February 10, 2022

Gossip: gateways to the heart

Thursday, February 10, 2022
    Commemoration of Scholastica, Abbess of Plombariola, c.543
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire
    but my ears you have opened;
burnt offerings and sin offerings
    you did not require.
    —Psalm 40:6 (NIV)
    A basic trouble is that most Churches limit themselves unnecessarily by addressing their message almost exclusively to those who are open to religious impressions through the intellect, whereas ... there are at least four other gateways—the emotions, the imagination, the aesthetic feeling, and the will, through which they can be reached.
    ... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), From the Edge of the Crowd, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1924, p. 216 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 40:6-8; Jer. 36:7; Luke 12:11-12; John 7:16-17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You speak to me through all things.
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