Friday, November 07, 2008

William Temple, November 6th

Former Archbishop of Canterbury and theologian William Temple was remembered yesterday in our Lesser Feasts and Fasts:

One of his most famous sayings is:
"The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members. "

Whether we live up to these wonderful and challenging words is a question for us to reflect upon, an then get to work!

Collect for William Temple:

O God of light and love, you illumined your Church through the witness of your servant William Temple: Inspire us, we pray, by his teaching and example, that we may rejoice with courage, confidence, and faith in the Word made flesh, and may be led to establish that city which has justice for its foundation and love for its law; through Jeus Christ, the light of the world, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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