Daily Reflection, 12/24/14

As is probably evident, I have a great fondness of the writings and preaching of the 19th century. This was a remarkable period for Christianity in both America as well as northern Europe.

F.W Robertson, was described by rob_vig2Charles Dickens as “one of the greatest masters of elocution I ever knew. To hear Robertson read the church prayers was in itself a liberal education.” ¬†Robertson was quite a character, one who these days might be buried by social media for a rather sordid personal life, but his fiery preaching won the hearts of many…

“Do right, and God’s recompense to you will be the power of doing more right. Give, and God’s reward to you will be the spirit of giving more; a blessed spirit, for it is the Sprint of God himself, whole Life is the blessedness of giving. Love, and God will pay you with the capacity of more love; for love is Heaven — love is God within you.”

…. or, as Thoreau once put it, “be not simply good, but good for something…”

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