THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If religion calleth us to a life of watching and prayer, it is because we live amongst a crowd of enemies, and are always in need of the assistance of God. If we are to confess and bewail our sins, it is because such confessions relieve the mind, and restore it to ease; as burdens and weights taken off the shoulders, relieve the body, and make it easier to itself. If we are to be frequent and fervent in holy petitions, it is to keep us steady in the sight of our true good, and that we may never want the happiness of a lively faith, a joyful hope, and well-grounded trust in God. If we are to pray often, it is that we may be often happy in such secret joys as only prayer can give; in such communications of the Divine Presence, as will fill our minds with all the happiness, that beings not in Heaven are capable of.
... William Law (1686-1761), A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life [1728], London: Methuen, 1899, p. 180 (see the book; see also Ps. 32:5; 40:11-13; 51:7; Luke 11:5-8; Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:2; Heb. 5:7; Jas. 5:16; 1 John 1:9; 2 John 1:8; Rev. 3:11; 16:15; more at Confession, Enemy, Faith, God, Goodness, Happiness, Hope, Life, Prayer, Religion, Truth)

 
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