Virginia Barton

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  • Jack L says on: March 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm

     

    Amen to that. Reminds me of the words of another prominent North African, St Augustine:

    “I know, and as I do every one knows, who has used a little more than ordinary consideration, that no man who has any fear of God omits to reform himself in obedience to His words, but he who thinks that he has longer time to live. This it is which kills so many — while they are saying, ‘Tomorrow, Tomorrow,’ suddenly the door is shut. He remains outside with the raven’s croak, because he had not heard the moaning of the dove.”

    • Ginny says on: March 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm

       

      These are words that are new to me, an alarm call, like St Cyprian’s. Suddenly one is face to face with reality – and it could be too late – probably the saddest words in the language: too late. Ginny

  • Coal-Filled Wellies says on: March 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm

     

    Terrifying.

    • Ginny says on: March 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

       

      No Wellies. Absolutely not. If we are aware that it is a terrifying thought, it must mean that we are already half way there? God is merciful, even to the likes of us! Gin

  • Fr James says on: March 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

     

    To me the most terrifying words in Scripture are, “I never knew you”.

    • Ginny says on: March 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

       

      Thanks for joining in, Fr James, with that thought-provoking comment. One wants to respond with: “But it’s me! You must remember! I was the one who…” Virginia

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