Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.
This is a pray by W.E.B. DuBois for humility that seemed very fitting in today's climate of increasing tribalism.
May the Lord grant us both the honesty and strength to look our own faults squarely in the face and not ever continue to excuse or minimize them, while they grow. Grant us that wide view of ourselves which our neighbors possess, or better the highest view infinite justice and goodness and efficiency. In that great white light let us see the littleness and narrowness of our souls and the deeds of our days, and then forthwith begin their betterment. Only thus shall we broaden out of the vicious circle of our own admiration into the greater commendation of God. Amen.Rebecca:
There are some little gems to be found in Charles Hodge's Systematic Theology. Here's one on God's rest on the seventh day of creation that makes me smile every time I read it:
The rest of God on the seventh day contains first of all a negative element. God ceased from his creative work. But to this must be added a positive element, namely, that He took delight in His completed work. His rest was as the rest of the artist, after He has completed his masterpiece, and now gazes upon it with profound admiration and delight, and finds perfect satisfaction in the contemplation of His production. "And God saw everything he had made, and, behold, it was very good." It answered the purpose of God and corresponded to the divine ideal. Hence God rejoices in his creation, for in it He recognizes the reflection of His glorious perfection. His radiant countenance shines upon it and is productive of showers of blessings.