Faithfulness

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From Evelyn Underhill (quoted in Michael Crosby’s The Fruit of the Spirit: Pauline Mysticism for the Church Today): “The fruits of the Spirit get less and less showy as we go on. Faithfulness means continuing quietly with the job we have been given, in the situation where we have been placed; not yielding to the restless desire for change. It means tending the lamp quietly for God without wondering how much longer it has to go on. Steady, unsensational driving, taking good care of the car. A lot of the road to heaven has to be taken at thirty miles per hour. It means keeping everything in your charge in good order for love’s sake…. If your life is really part of the apparatus of the Spirit, that is the sort of life it must be.”

 

Roger

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