Thought Provokers for Sunday, March 26, 2017

light of the world

These Thought Provokers may help you meditate over the Gospel for this Sunday, that you may read here with the others Bible readings.

 

CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT, an invalid for half a century, publishes a hymnbook. Her most famous hymn is sung around the world, “Just as I Am.”

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL, health and fortune gone, right side paralyzed, sits down and writes: “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

PAUL AND SILAS, thrown in prison in Philippi, their very lives hanging in the balance, hold choir practice at midnight (Acts 16:19-25).

Gilbert W. Bowen

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Certain virtue is like precious odours,
most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed;
for Prosperity doth best discover vice,
but Adversity doth best discover virtue.

Francis Bacon

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The darker the world and the deeper the virus of hate,
the more glowing must be our Christianity
and the more triumphant the note of our faith.

Rufus Jones

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No Christian escapes a taste of the wilderness
on the way to the Promised Land.

Evelyn Underhill

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The pearl of great price
always begins as a pain in the oyster’s stomach.

John E. Large

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About Daniel Mochamps

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