THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Commemoration of George MacDonald, Spiritual Writer, 1905

There are those who in their very first seeking of it are nearer to the kingdom of heaven than many who have for years believed themselves [to be] of it. In the former there is more of the mind of Jesus, and when he calls them, they recognise him at once and go after him; while the others examine him from head to foot, and finding him not sufficiently like the Jesus of their conception, turn their backs, and go to church or chapel or chamber to kneel before a vague form mingled of tradition and fancy.
... George MacDonald (1824-1905), Thomas Wingfold, Curate [1876], New York: George Routledge & Son, 1876, p. 229-230 (see the book; see also John 10:27; Matt. 24:5; John 8:12; 10:4,16; Rev. 14:4; more at Call, Church, Conversion, Heaven, Jesus, Kingdom, Mind, Tradition)

 
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