Saturday, September 19, 2009

Foolish, ignoble, weak, low & despised

Brethren, consider your call, not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 1

Thursday, September 03, 2009


"Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord." For it is not the man who commends himself that is accepted, but the man whom the Lord commends.

St. Paul, 2 Corinthians 10

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Prayer & politics

I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.

St. Paul, 1 Timothy 2