THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Saturday, January 17, 1998
Feast of Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 356
Commemoration of Charles Gore, Bishop, Teacher, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932

Do we habitually remember how it offends our Lord to see divisions in the Christian Church, nations nominally Christian armed to the teeth against one another, class against class and individual against individual in fierce and relentless competition, jealousies among clergy and church-workers, communicants who forget that the sacrament of union with Christ is the sacrament of union with their fellow men?
Christians are to be the makers of Christ’s peace. Something we can all do [is] to reconcile individuals, families, classes, churches, nations. The question is, Are we, as churchmen and citizens, by work and by prayer, in our private conduct and our public action, doing our utmost with deliberate, calculated, unsparing effort? If so, our benediction is of the highest: it is to be, and to be acknowledged as being, sons of God.
... Charles Gore (1853-1932), The Sermon on the Mount [1910], London: John Murray, 1905, p. 43 (see the book; see also Matt. 5:9,23-26; Rom. 8:14; 15:5-7; 1 Cor. 1:13; more at Church, Conduct, Peace, Prayer, Reconciliation, Remembrance, Sacrament, Son, Work)

 
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