Monday, February 04, 2008

John Donne Quote: We Need Mercy Every Minute

"We are all prodigal sons, and not disinherited; we have received our portion, and misspent it, not been denied it. We are God's tenants here, and yet here, he, our landlord, pays us rents; not yearly, nor quarterly, but hourly and quarterly; every minute he renews his mercy."

John Donne, quoted in Thomas C. Oden, Classical Pastoral Care, III:285.

HT: Ray Ortlund Jr.

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