„For although prayer is not the cause for which our Lord gives grace, it is nevertheless the means by which grace, freely given, comes to the soul.“

Book I, ch. 24 (p. 28)
The Ladder of Perfection (1494)
Kontextus: The purpose of prayer is not to inform our Lord what you desire, for He knows all your needs. It is to render you able and ready to receive the grace which our Lord will freely give you. This grace cannot be experienced until you have been refined and purified by the fire of desire in devout prayer. For although prayer is not the cause for which our Lord gives grace, it is nevertheless the means by which grace, freely given, comes to the soul.

Forrás Wikiquote. Utolsó frissítés 2021. június 3.. Történelem
Walter Hilton fénykép
Walter Hilton11
English Augustinian mystic. 1340 - 1396

Hasonló idézetek

Julian of Norwich fénykép
Julian of Norwich fénykép

„Our good Lord the Holy Ghost, which is endless life dwelling in our soul, full securely keepeth us; and worketh therein a peace and bringeth it to ease by grace, and accordeth it to God and maketh it pliant.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

Summations, Chapter 48
Kontextus: Our good Lord the Holy Ghost, which is endless life dwelling in our soul, full securely keepeth us; and worketh therein a peace and bringeth it to ease by grace, and accordeth it to God and maketh it pliant. And this is the mercy and the way that our Lord continually leadeth us in as long as we be here in this life which is changeable.
For I saw no wrath but on man’s part; and that forgiveth He in us. For wrath is not else but a forwardness and a contrariness to peace and love; and either it cometh of failing of might, or of failing of wisdom, or of failing of goodness: which failing is not in God, but is on our part. For we by sin and wretchedness have in us a wretched and continuant contrariness to peace and to love. And that shewed He full often in His lovely Regard of Ruth and Pity. For the ground of mercy is love, and the working of mercy is our keeping in love. And this was shewed in such manner that I could not have perceived of the part of mercy but as it were alone in love; that is to say, as to my sight.

Julian of Norwich fénykép

„I am sure that no man asketh mercy and grace with true meaning, but if mercy and grace be first given to him.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

The Fourteenth Revelation, Chapter 42
Kontextus: This is our Lord’s will, that our prayer and our trust be both alike large. For if we trust not as much as we pray, we do not full worship to our Lord in our prayer, and also we tarry and pain our self. The cause is, as I believe, that we know not truly that our Lord is Ground on whom our prayer springeth; and also that we know not that it is given us by the grace of His love. For if we knew this, it would make us to trust to have, of our Lord’s gift, all that we desire. For I am sure that no man asketh mercy and grace with true meaning, but if mercy and grace be first given to him.

Halldór Laxness fénykép

„Although grace comes from above, that is not to say that everyone has the ability to accept to it.“

—  Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998

Heimsljós (World Light) (1940), Book Two: The Palace of the Summerland

Julian of Norwich fénykép
Oswald Chambers fénykép
Dante Alighieri fénykép
Thomas Bradwardine fénykép
Algernon Charles Swinburne fénykép

„Make thine eyes wide and give God wondering thanks
That grace like ours is given thee — thou shalt bear
Part of our praise for ever.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909

Faliero, Act III, Sc. 1.
Marino Faliero (1885)
Kontextus: So be it the wind and sun
That reared thy limbs and lit thy veins with life
Have blown and shone upon thee not for nought—
If these have fed and fired thy spirit as mine
With love, with faith that casts out fear, with joy,
With trust in truth and pride in trust — if thou
Be theirs indeed as theirs am I, with me
Shalt thou take part and with my sea-folk — aye,
Make thine eyes wide and give God wondering thanks
That grace like ours is given thee — thou shalt bear
Part of our praise for ever.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer fénykép

„Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

Costly Grace, p 43.
Costly Grace
Kontextus: Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system. It means forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth, the love of God taught as the Christian "conception" of God. An intellectual assent to that idea is held to be of itself sufficient to secure remission of sins. The church which holds the correct doctrine of grace has, it is supposed, ipso facto a part of that grace. In such a Church the world finds a cheap covering for its sins; no contrition is required, still less any real desire to be delivered from sin. Cheap grace therefore amounts to a denial of the living Word of God, in fact, a denial of the Incarnation of the Word of God.
Cheap grace means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner. Grace alone does everything, they say, and so everything can remain as it was before.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer fénykép
Julian of Norwich fénykép
Julian of Norwich fénykép
Chinmayananda Saraswati fénykép

„Grace is only to be found by effort, although it is here and now.“

—  Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993

Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago

Dietrich Bonhoeffer fénykép
Pythagoras fénykép

„Patience cometh by the grace of the Soul.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 i.e.

The Sayings of the Wise (1555)

Henry Clay Trumbull fénykép

„Not prayer without faith, nor faith without prayer, but prayer in faith, is the cost of spiritual gifts and graces.“

—  Henry Clay Trumbull Union Army chaplain 1830 - 1903

Forrás: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 221.

Blaise Pascal fénykép
Angela of Foligno fénykép
Thomas Brooks fénykép

„It is the very nature of grace to make a man strive to be most eminent in that particular grace which is most opposed to his bosom sin.“

—  Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680

Forrás: Quotes from secondary sources, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, 1895, P. 294.

Kapcsolódó témák