Thought Provokers for Sunday, May 21, 2017

It will not do for any one of us to make up his mind
that he cannot be any good and noble thing,
until first he has asked himself
whether it is as impossible in God’s sight as in his.

Phillips Brooks

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O God, thou knowest how busy I must be this day.
If I forget thee, do not thou forget me.

Sir John Asterley,
before going into battle

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Let us work as if success depended upon ourselves alone;
but with heartfelt conviction that we are doing nothing
and God everything.

Ignatius Loyola

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People translating the New Testament into the Karre language in equatorial Africa were having difficulty coming up with a word to translate parakletos. How could they describe the Holy Spirit?

Then they noticed porters walking in a line along a path, each carrying a heavy burden–except for one person. That one person was carrying nothing. When they asked why, they learned that the man carrying no burden was expected to help anyone who became too exhausted to carry his own burden. They called him, “The one who falls down beside us.”

And that gave the translators their word for parakletos–“The one who falls down beside us.”

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Do not pray for more of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity
and is not in pieces.
Every child of God has all of Him,
but does He have all of us?

Julia Kellersberger

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About Daniel Mochamps

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