Sunday, April 23, 2023

Foster: our poverty

Sunday, April 23, 2023
    Feast of George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304
    Commemoration of Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1988
In your anger do not sin;
    when you are on your beds,
    search your hearts and be silent.
    —Psalm 4:4 (NIV)
    Unfortunately, contemporary men and women simply do not value self-knowledge in the same way that all preceding generations have. For us technocratic knowledge reigns supreme. Even when we pursue self-knowledge, we all too often reduce it to a hedonistic search for personal peace and prosperity. How poor we are! Even the pagan philosophers were wiser than this generation. They knew that an unexamined life was not worth living.
    ... Richard J. Foster (b. 1942), Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home, HarperCollins, 1992, p. 30 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 4:4; 26:2; 139:1,23-24; Lam. 3:40; Hag. 1:7; Rom. 8:26-27; 12:1; 1 Cor. 2:10; 11:27-31; 2 Cor. 13:5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I seek You to show me my faults.
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