Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Underhill: faith is reality

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    Feast of English Saints & Martyrs of the Reformation
    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
    —1 John 4:4 (NIV)
    Faith is not a refuge from reality. It is a demand that we face reality, with all its difficulties, opportunities, and implications. The true subject matter of religion is not our own little souls, but the Eternal God and His whole mysterious purpose, and our solemn responsibility to Him.
    ... Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), The School of Charity, New York: Longmans, Green, 1934, reprinted, Morehouse Publishing, 1991, p. 105 (see the book)
    See also 1 John 4:4; Hab. 2:4; Luke 12:22-32; 17:6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, rebuke my self-centeredness.
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