THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Feast of Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 356
Commemoration of Charles Gore, Bishop, Teacher, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932

We do not know if it is God’s will that this or that person should recover from sickness, or this or that calamity should be averted. God is wiser than we are. We do not know whether it is God’s will that we should have rain that is so necessary for our crops. There are things like these that lie in a region of uncertainty into which the intelligence of man cannot penetrate. So then as the object of prayer is not to bring the divine will down to the human, but to lift the human up into correspondence with the divine, for all these uncertain things we can pray indeed, but uncertainly—‘If it be possible, let this or that come to pass; nevertheless, not my will, but Thine, be done.’
... Charles Gore (1853-1932), The Sermon on the Mount [1910], London: John Murray, 1905, p. 141 (see the book; see also Matt. 6:9-10; 26:42; John 4:34; 6:38-40; more at God, Knowledge, Prayer, Rain, Sickness, Uncertainty, Will of God)

 
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