Monday, November 10, 2003

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But your 'turning' or 'conversion' is only a beginning; no more. It is not the whole; it is but the first step. You are a 'disciple,' that is, one under teaching; but your teaching, your discipleship, has only commenced. Your life is a Blog; it may be of larger or smaller size; and conversion is but the initial posting or the purpose statement. The Blog itself remains to be written; and your years and weeks and days are its pages and posts and sentences. It is a Blog written for eternity; see that it be written well. It is a Blog for the inspection of enemies as well as friends; be careful of every word. It is a Blog written under the eye of God; let it be done reverently; without levity, yet without constraint or terror.

- with apologies to Horatius Bonar, author of "Follow the Lamb, or, Counsels to Converts" (RTF source), 19th century Scottish pastor, and author of many well-known hymns including "What a Friend We Have In Jesus" and "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say".

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