Friday, 22 February 2013
The heart is but a small vessel; and yet..
(I love the idea of Christ taking His rest in my heart or "walking within it". Makes me want to go there and meet Him.)
"The heart is but a small vessel; and yet dragons and lions are there, and there likewise are poisonous creatures and all the treasures of wickedness; rough, uneven paths are there, and gaping chasms. There also is God, there are the angels, there life and the Kingdom, there light and the apostles, the heavenly cities and the treasures of grace: all things are there." (Homilies 43:7)
Praying is therefore not the mere saying of prayers, it is to go there, to the heart, to battle the dragons and lions and poisonous creatures in the name of Christ and meet with Him in the company of the angels and apostles.
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...