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  • David shared from a Personal Document
    Seen this way, the couple’s fruitful relationship becomes an image for understanding and describing the mystery of God himself, for in the Christian vision of the Trinity, God is contemplated as Father, Son and Spirit of love. The triune God is a communion of love, and the family is its living reflection
  • David shared from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References) by Crossway Bibles
    98:1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song,    for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm    have worked salvation for him. 2 The LORD has made known his salvation;    he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness    to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen    the salvation of our God. 4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;    break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5 Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre,    with the lyre and the sound of melody!...
    Note: A truly beautiful psalm in praise of our Lord.
  • David shared from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.
    Note: How true this often proves for those in Christ.
  • David shared from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
    A clergyman cannot be high in state or fashion. He must not head mobs, or set the ton in dress. But I cannot call that situation nothing which has the charge of all that is of the first importance to mankind, individually or collectively considered, temporally and eternally, which has the guardianship of religion and morals, and consequently of the manners which result from their influence.
    Note: An unexpectedly excllent definition of the Christian ministry.
  • David shared from The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics) by Various
    74. She also said, ‘It is dangerous for a man to try teaching before he is trained in the good life. A man whose house is about to fall down may invite travellers inside to refresh them, but instead they will be hurt in the collapse of the house. It is the same with teachers who have not carefully trained themselves in the good life; they destroy their hearers as well as themselves. Their mouth invites to salvation, their way of life leads to ruin.’
    Note: Why teachers need character.