Sunday, January 07, 2007

Brother Lawrence on sanctification

“Our sanctification did not depend upon changing our works. Instead, it depended on doing that for God's sake which we commonly do for our own. He [Brother Lawrence] thought it was lamentable to see how many people mistook the means for the end, addicting themselves to certain works which they performed very imperfectly by reason of their human or selfish regards. The most excellent method he had found for going to God was that of doing our common business without any view of pleasing men but purely for the love of God.”— Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

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Wise words. God is there in the ordinary, taking it and making it holy. We need to let go of the Greek dichotomy of secular and sacred. In the biblical world view, all is sacred, since all was created by and for God.
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