Thought Provokers for Sunday, August 28, 2016

invite the poor the crippled

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall;
the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon

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Some years ago, a bishop visited a parochial school. When he asked the little boys if they would like to be priests when they grew up, several boys raised their hands. Then he asked how many would like to be bishops. One little boy raised his hand.

The other boys began to giggle at something that was going on behind the bishop’s back. When the bishop looked around, he saw several priests standing on either side of the altars with their hands raised.

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Heaven-gates are not so highly arch’d
As princes’ palaces;
They that enter there
Must go upon their knees.

John Webster

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The Church’s own littleness is the key to its greatness.
God wishes to show that man’s salvation is His work, and not man’s.

John La Farge

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Be humble,
that you may not be humbled.

The Talmud

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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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