Living a Life Like Christ’s

It is no good giving me a play like Hamlet or King Lear, and telling me to write a play like that. Shakespeare could do it — I can’t. And it is no good showing me a life like the life of Jesus and telling me to live a life like that. Jesus could do it — I can’t. But if the genius of Shakespeare could come and live in me, then I could write plays like this. And if the Spirit could come into me, then I could live a life like this.

William Temple (1881-1944)

HT: Desiring God Blog

Worship Is the Most Selfless Emotion

Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of the conscience by His holiness; the nourishment of mind with truth; the purifying of imagination by His beauty; the opening of the heart to His love; the surrender of will to His purpose — all this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable.

William Temple (1881-1944)

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