THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Friday, March 2, 2007
Feast of Chad, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672

God is always present, and always working towards the life of the soul, and its deliverance from captivity under flesh and blood. But this inward work of God, though never ceasing or altering, is yet always, and only hindered by the activity of our own nature and faculties, by bad men through their obedience to earthly passions, and by good men through their striving to be good in their own way, by their natural strength and a multiplicity of holy labours and contrivances.
Both these sorts of people obstruct the work of God upon their souls. For we can cooperate with God no other way than by submitting to the work of God, and seeking, and leaving ourselves to it.
... William Law (1686-1761), letter II, to Rev. Mr. S., Works of Rev. William Law, v. IX, London: G. Moreton, 1893, p. 121 (see the book; see also Gal. 5:24; more at Deliverance, God, Goodness, Nature, Obedience, Strength, Submission, Work)

 
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