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.