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You are praising God when you do your day's work. Your are praising God when you eat and drink. You are praising Him when you rest on your bed. You are praising Him when you are asleep. When are you not praising Him?

St. Augustine, Commentary

Day and night we pursue this earthly life, but the eternal life we throw to the winds.

Martin Luther, Sermon 1531

For man proposes, but God disposes; neither is the way of man in himself.

Thomas á Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

The characters of God's most eminent saints, as drawn and described in the Bible, form a most useful part of Holy Scripture. Abstract doctrines, and principles, and precepts, are all most valuable in their way; but after all, nothing is more helpful than a pattern or example.

J. C. Ryle, Holiness

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah ...

Luke 1.1-5

Day: 11 -12 - 13

These readings are based on a) John E. Rotelle O.S.A's., excellent Augustine Day by Day, (New York, Catholic Book Publishing, 1986). Permission to use these passages has been sought, although I believe what I have used falls within a "fair use" policy; b) Various works of Martin Luther (1483-1546); c) Thomas á Kempis (1380-1471); d) Anglican Bishop J. C. Ryle's (1816-1900) Holiness (18??) or Practical Religion (1900); e) Zondervan's New International Version of the Bible.

Copyright Irving Hexham 2001