Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Books I'm reading

Last night I finished Calvary Road by Roy Hession. I hadn't read it in about 25 years. My favorite line is still the beginning of the last chapter: "We have all become so used to condemning the proud self-righteous attitude of the Pharisee in the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican,(Luke 18:9-14) that we can hardly believe that the picture of him there is meant to apply to us - which only shows how much like him we really are. The Sunday School teacher was never so much a Pharisee, as when she finished her lesson on this parable with the words, 'And now, children, we can thank God that we are not as this Pharisee!' In particular are we in danger of adopting the Pharisee's attitude, when God is wanting to humble us at the Cross of Jesus, and show us the sins in our hearts that are hindering personal revival."

Only too true...

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