Saturday, September 26, 2009

Feast of Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester

Perhaps he was our most eloquent preacher ever. Just look:

What will move you? Will pity? Here is distress never the like. Will duty? Here is a person never the like. Will fear? Here is wrath never the like. Will remorse? Here are sins never the like. Will kindness? Here is love never the like. Will bounty? Here are benefits never the like. Will all these? Here they be all, all in the highest degree.

-- Lancelot Andrewes

Maybe it would be good for each of us to ask inwardly: "What will move me?" And then pay attention to our own response.


  1. Thanks Sister Ellie,

    You are really good at posing those reflection questions. They are fun to chew on.

    annie c

  2. "Here is nothing about nobody-and you'd better show up every Sunday or we'll come get you and fine you for not listening to what we can't possibly prove-for the Church of England is mercifully established."
    What a jerk.


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