Thursday, April 9, 2009

Maundy Thursday and Our Mandate From Christ

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

There is generally upon my heart such a sense of my unworthiness that sometimes I dare hardly open my mouth before a child of God; and think it an unspeakable honor to stand before one who has recovered something of the image of God, or who sincerely seeks after it. Is it possible that such a sinful worm as I should have the privilege to converse with one whose soul is besprinkled with the blood of my Lord? The thought amazes, confounds me; and fills my eyes with tears of humble joy.

-John Fletcher, Anglican Priest, early Methodist and Associate of John Wesley.

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