Saturday, July 18, 2009

Motives

"I believe that our God is best praised in common things. He who molds a shoe with a right motive is praising God as much as the seraph who pours forth his celestial sonnet." --Charles Haddon Spurgeon

A right motive. Is this what makes the difference between what is godly and what is not? When truth and deception appear to overlap, do we embrace it all as truth, dismiss it all as deception or walk a road of discernment through the confusion, knowing that, as we do, the right motive distinguishes between the seeker of Truth and the seeker of anything else?

"He who moulds a shoe with a right motive is praising God." Would it then be true that he who meditates with a right motive is praising God? He who comes to God in contemplative prayer with the right motive is praising God?

Is motive all that matters or is there something more?



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