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This human race is collected together from hidden sources and flows on, and at death travels again to hidden places.

St. Augustine, Commentary on Psalm 109

And mark this, whenever faith begins, temptation soon follows. The Holy Spirit does not leave you to rest in quietness, but soon He throws you into temptation. Why? In order that your faith may be confirmed.

Martin Luther, Sermon 1523

There is great difference between the wisdom of an illuminated and devote man, and the knowledge of learned and studious clerk.

Thomas á Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

Now I believe that no man will ever grow in grace who does not know something experimentally of the habits of "communion." We must not be content with a general orthodox knowledge ... We must seek to have personal intimacy with the Lord Jesus, and to deal with Him as a man deals with a loving friend.

J. C. Ryle, Holiness

This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.

John 21.24-25

Day: 12 - 13 - 14

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