Phillips Brooks

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Phillips Brooks

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.More Phillips Brooks [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.More Phillips Brooks [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To say, "well done" to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, Missionary, 1552 What is the Christian? Everywhere the man who, so far as he comprehends Jesus Christ, so far as he can get any knowledge of Him, is His servant -- the man who makes Christ a teacher of his intelligence and the guide of his soul -- the man who obeys Christ as far as he has been able to understand him... I would know any man as a Christian, would rejoice to know any man as a Christian, whom Jesus would recognize as a Christian; and Jesus Christ,More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, spiritual writer, 1893 Orthodoxy is, in the Church, very much what prejudice is in the single mind. It is the premature conceit of certainty. It is the treatment of the imperfect as if it were the perfect.More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Freedom is thrust upon us, and we must take it whether we will or not. Happiest is he who takes it most completely and most joyfully, but also most seriously and with the deepest sense of its dangers.More Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Every true prayer has its background and its foreground. The foreground of prayer is the intense, immediate desire for a certain blessing which seems to be absolutely necessary for the soul to have; the background of prayer is the quiet, earnest desire that the will of God, whatever it may be, should be done. What a picture is the perfect prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane! In front burns the strong desire to escape death and to live; but behind there stands, calm and strong, the cravMore Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beginning a series on the person of Jesus: I read the words and ponder them, but most of all I look at Jesus and try to understand His life, when I want to know the fullest truth regarding God. And when thus I look at Him, what do I learn? First of all, the true divinity of Christ Himself. I cannot doubt what is His own conception of His own personality. Through everything He does, through everything He says, there shines the quiet, intense radiance of conscious Godhead. Again, I say, it is not a word or two which HeMore Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of English Saints & Martyrs of the Reformation Continuing a series on the person of Jesus: We might have said beforehand, if we had been told that God was coming into a man's life, ... "That must be something very terrible and awful. That certainly must rend and tear the life to which God comes. At least, it will separate it and make it unnatural and strange. God fills a bush with His glory and it burns. God enters into the great mountain, and it rocks with earthquake. When he comes to occupy a man, He must disMore Phillips Brooks [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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