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TomWills
Interests: Charles Walter Stansby Williams, 16mm films, movies, art, historic cinemas, kierkegaard,
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There is joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. But what is Repentance? Not the last and noblest and most refined achievement of the righteousness of men... Continue reading
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All things in motion desire to make known their own proper movement, and this is an aspiration after the Divine Peace of the whole, which, unfalling, preserves all things from falling, and, unmoved, guards the idiosyncrasy and life of all... Continue reading
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Grant me, O most sweet and loving Jesus, to rest in thee above every creature, above all health and beauty, above all glory and honour, above all power and dignity, above all joy and exultation, above all fame and praise,... Continue reading
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Jehovah's salvation Is without money and without price, in the continual forgiveness of sins, In the perpetual mutual sacrifice in great eternity: for behold, There is none that liveth and sinneth not! And this is the covenant Of Jehovah: "If... Continue reading
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The Word was from the beginning and therefore was and is the divine of all things; but now that He has taken the name, which of old was sanctified, the Christ, He is called by me a New Song. St.... Continue reading
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He called us when we were not, and willed us from not being to be. St. Clement: Epistles. Continue reading
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Christ was common to all in love, in teaching, in tender consolation, in generous gifts, in merciful forgiveness. His soul and his body, his life and his death, and his ministry were, and are, common to all. His sacraments and... Continue reading
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According to the Scriptures we have been taught that death is threefold. One death is when we die to sin, but live to God. Blessed, then, is that death which, escaping from sin, and devoted to God, separates us from... Continue reading
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According to the Scriptures we have been taught that death is threefold. One death is when we die to sin, but live to God. Blessed, then, is that death which, escaping from sin, and devoted to God, separates us from... Continue reading
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Give yourself up to ever so many good works, read, preach, pray, visit the sick, build hospitals, clothe the naked, etc., yet if anything goes along with these or in the doing of them you have anything else that you... Continue reading
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Not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up in life. These are words by which the slanderers of the nature of the body, the impeachers of our flesh, are completely overthrown .... Continue reading
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After the meeting was over I went to John Audland's, and there came John Story to me and lighted his pipe of tobacco. And said he, "Will you take a pipe of tobacco?" saying, "Come; all is ours." And I... Continue reading
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It belongs to God alone to bestow beatitude upon souls by a participation with Himself; but it is Christ's prerogative to bring them to such beatitude, inasmuch as He is their Head and the author of their salvation. Thomas Aquinas:... Continue reading
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None can be eternally united who have not died for each other. Coventry Patmore: The Rod, the Root, and the Flower. Continue reading
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Freely we serve Because we freely love, and in our will To love or not; in this we stand or fall. John Milton: Paradise Lost. Continue reading
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The Word, leaving his Father in heaven, came down to be joined to his Wife, and slept in the trace of his Passion, and willingly suffered death for her, that he might present the Church to himself, glorious and blameless,... Continue reading
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The will of the Creator shall gather together man's dust, shall renew it, and make of it the temple of glory; the body shall lead his companion, the soul, into the bridal chamber and there comfort her; and the body... Continue reading
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. . . Whereas now their souls (of just men) be only in heaven, at the day of judgement this further increase of joy shall they have, that their bodies also shall be partakers of eternal bliss, and they shall... Continue reading
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When the glorious and holy flesh shall clothe us again, our whole persons shall be more admirable by being more complete. Dante: Paradise. Continue reading
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Now was I come up in spirit through the flaming sword into the Paradise of God. All things were new: and all the creation gave another smell unto me than before, beyond what words can utter. George Fox: Journal. Continue reading
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To it (the pure soul) all creatures are pure to enjoy; for it enjoyeth all creatures in God and God in all creatures. Eckhart: Sermons. Continue reading
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In the kingdom of the Son the Father also reigns; and in the kingdom of the Father the Son also reigns: for the Father is in the Son, and the Son is in the Father; and in whomsoever the Son... Continue reading
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God comes to us without any purpose of departing from us again; for the spirit of life that God breathed into man, that departs from man in death; but when God had assumed the nature of man, the Godhead never... Continue reading
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By His Passion Christ achieved glory, not only of His soul, which He had from the first moment of His conception, but also of His body; . . . to which glory He brings those who follow the footsteps of... Continue reading
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All things have become light, never again to set, and the setting has believed in the rising. This is the new creation. St. Clement: Address to the Greeks. Continue reading