Friday, November 16, 2012
Feast of Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093
Commemoration of Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
In his enthusiasm, the evangelist often finds it difficult seriously to imagine that anyone could be called not to be an evangelist. The man of vision and imagination finds it difficult to see the value of those who do no more than plod on faithfully along a well-tried road. The man whose concern is personal dealing with people and leading them to understand God better finds it difficult to be patient with the theologian or the Christian philosopher whose work is in the quiet of a book-lined study. Yet the truth is that the wholeness which God is working to achieve is never complete in an individual, but through individuals living together as one body, each supplying the deficiencies of the others.
... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), Making Men Whole, London: Highway Press, 1952, p. 66
(see the book; see also Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:4-7,14-31; Eph. 4:15-16; more at Body of Christ, Church, Evangelization, Leader, Philosophy, Theology)
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