THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Monday, March 7, 2011
Feast of Perpetua, Felicity & their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203

One good man,—one man who does not put his religion on once a week with his Sunday coat, but wears it for his working dress, and lets the thought of God grow into him, and through and through him, till everything he says and does becomes religious, that man is worth a thousand sermons—he is a living Gospel—he comes in the spirit and power of Elias—he is the image of God. And men see his good works, and admire them in spite of themselves, and see that they are Godlike, and that God’s grace is no dream, but that the Holy Spirit is still among men, and that all nobleness and manliness is His gift, His stamp, His picture; and so they get a glimpse of God again in His saints and heroes, and glorify their Father who is in heaven.
... Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), Twenty-five Village Sermons, London: John W. Parker, 1858, p. 197-198 (see the book; see also Matt. 5:14-16; John 6:56; 14:16-17,23; Rom. 8:29-30; Col. 3:17; Tit. 2:9-14; more at Church, Father, God, Good works, Gospel, Grace, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Life, Man, Power, Religion, Saint, Spirit, Sunday)

 
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