THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Feast of Mary, Martha & Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord

To hold your truth, to believe it with all your heart, to work with all your might, first to make it real to yourself and then to show its preciousness to other men, and then—not till then, but then—to leave the questions of when and how and by whom it shall prevail, to God; that is the true life of the true believer. There is no feeble unconcern and indiscriminateness there, and neither is there any excited hatred of the creed, the doctrine, or the Church which you feel wholly wrong. You have not fled out of the furnace of bigotry to freeze on the open and desolate plains of indifference. You believe, and yet you have no wish to persecute.
... Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), Sermons, v. III, New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1883, Sermon XII, p. 257 (see the book; see also Job 39:1; Eccl. 9:1; John 7:16,17; Acts 5:34,38-39; more at Attitudes, Belief, Church, Heart, Indifference, Persecution, Truth)

 
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