Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Life and Mission

Where are you to begin? Begin where you are. Make that one corner, room, house, office, as like heaven as you can. Begin? Begin with the paper on the walls, make that beautiful; with the air, keep it fresh; with the very drains, make them sweet. Abolish whatsoever makes a lie -- in conversation, in social intercourse, in correspondence, in domestic life.

This done, you have arranged for a heaven, but you have not got it. Heaven lies within: in kindness, in humbleness, in unselfishness, in faith, in love, in service. To get these in, get Christ in. Teach all in the house about Christ -- what He did, what He said, and how He lived. Teach it not as a doctrine, but as a discovery, as your own discovery. Live your own discovery.

Then pass out into the city. Do all to it that you have done at home.

--from Celtic Daily Prayer, Finan Daily Readings


Blogger Sherry said...

That was just what I needed to read today. Thank you for sharing that.

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