Friday, April 01, 2022

Maurice: what we truly are

Friday, April 1, 2022
    Commemoration of Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, teacher, 1872
    [Peter:] “When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
    —Acts 3:26 (NIV)
    “The Bible,” we are told sometimes, “gives us such a beautiful picture of what we should be.” Nonsense! It gives us no picture at all. It reveals to us a fact; it tells us what we really are; it says, This is the form in which God created you, to which He has restored you; this is the work which the Eternal Son, the God of Truth and Love, is continually carrying on within you.
    ... Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872), The Prayer-Book and the Lord’s Prayer, London: Macmillan, 1880, p. 221 (see the book)
    See also Acts 3:26; Rom. 3:23; Tit. 3:4-5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have restored Your image in Your people.
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