Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Underhill: animals or Christ

Feast of Edward the Confessor, 1066
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
—Galatians 5:24 (NIV)

Human nature is like a stable inhabited by the ox of passion and the ass of prejudice; animals which take up a lot of room and which I suppose most of us are feeding on the quiet. And it is there between them, pushing them out, that Christ must be born and in their very manger he must be laid—and they will be the first to fall on their knees before him. Sometimes Christians seem far nearer to those animals than to Christ in his simple poverty, self-abandoned to God.
... Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), The Light of Christ, New York: Longmans, Green, 1949, p. 41 (see the book)
See also Gal. 5:24; Luke 2:6-7; Rom. 7:5; Col. 3:5

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Lord, fill me with Your worldview.
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