09 August 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The sins of our fellow Christians, their failures and their mistakes, the conflicts and tensions in a Christian community, are all opportunities and occasions for intercession.  Let me put it quite directly:  When I fail as a pastor, I don't need your condemnation or indulgence.  What I need is your support, and you can give it best through your prayers. -- Dr. John Kleinig, *Grace upon Grace* p. 202 [Note: this section of the work was among its most profound - showing the link between the Golden Rule and prayer.  Outstanding stuff!]

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