Sunday, January 28, 2024

Aquinas: non-prayer

Sunday, January 28, 2024
    Feast of Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1274
    Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
    —1 Peter 4:1-2 (NIV)
    It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
    ... Thomas Aquinas (1225?-1274) (see the book)
    See also 1 Pet. 4:1-2; Ps. 40:8; Matt. 6:10; 7:21; John 4:34; Rom. 8:26; 12:2; Eph. 6:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, let my every prayer accord with Your will.
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