Thursday, October 12, 2023

Bernard: self-will the heavier burden

Thursday, October 12, 2023
    Commemoration of Wilfrid, Abbot of Ripon, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709
    Commemoration of Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
The fear of the LORD is pure,
    enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
    and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
    than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
    than honey from the comb.
    —Psalm 19:9-10 (NIV)
    The eternal law of righteousness ordains that he who will not submit to God’s sweet rule shall suffer the bitter tyranny of self: but he who wears the easy yoke and light burden of love will escape the intolerable weight of his own self-will.
    ... Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), On Loving God, CCEL, ch. 13 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 19:9-10; 119:103-104; Pr. 3:11-17; Mic. 6:8; Matt. 11:28-30; 23:4; Acts 15:10; Rom. 2:8; 6:2-4,11; Gal. 2:19-20; 5:1; 1 John 5:3-4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, help me to surrender my concerns for self.
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