Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christianity in word, or Christianity in deed.

To love an enemy, and forgive an evil-speaker, is a higher attainment than is commonly believed. Christianity in theory, and Christianity in practice, are very different things! It is easy to talk of Christian forgiveness among neighbors—but to practice it ourselves, proves us to be Christians indeed.

Solitude Sweetened
by James Meikle, 1730-1799

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pray That You May Be

Able to suffer without complaining,
To be misunderstood without explaining;
Able to endure without a breaking,
To be forsaken without forsaking;
Able to give without receiving.
To be ignored without grieving;
Able to ask without commanding,
To love despite misunderstanding;
Able to turn to the Lord for guarding,
Able to wait for His own rewarding!

-          Unknown