Monday, April 11, 2022

Thomas a Kempis: obscurity

Monday, April 11, 2022
    Commemoration of George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878
    [Jesus:] “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”
    —Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV)
    It is better for a man to be obscure and to attend to his salvation than to neglect it and work miracles.
    ... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ [1418], Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877, I.xx..6, p. 61 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 7:21-23; Ex. 7:10-12; Deut. 13:1-4; Matt. 24:23-24; Acts 8:9-11,18-23; 2 Thess. 2:9-12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may I be ambitious only to receive and follow Your word.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    inst    Jonah    ; Ruth


Post a Comment

<< Home