Sunday, November 19, 2023

Basil: keeping all the commandments

Sunday, November 19, 2023
    Feast of Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
    Commemoration of Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, Philanthropist, 1231
    Commemoration of Mechtild, Bèguine of Magdeburg, Mystic, Prophet, 1280
    For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
    —James 2:10 (KJV)
    We must always be on our guard lest, under the pretext of keeping one commandment, we be found breaking another.
    ... St. Basil the Great (330?-379), The Ascetic Works of Saint Basil, tr. W. K. L. Clarke, London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1925, p. 170 (see the book)
    See also Jas. 2:10; Deut. 27:26; 30:6; Ps. 37:31; Jer. 31:33; Eze. 11:19; Matt. 5:18-19; Gal. 3:10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me grace to keep Your whole law.
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