Set Apart

Taken from Lucado’s devotional today. Enjoy.

 

 

The Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. —Gal_5:22-23

In the third century, St. Cyprian wrote to a friend named Donatus:

This seems a cheerful world, Donatus, when I view it from this fair garden… But if I climbed some great mountain and looked out … you know very well what I would see; brigands on the high road, pirates on the seas, in the amphitheaters men murdered to please the applauding crowds…

Yet in the midst of it, I have found a quiet and holy people… They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians…

What a compliment! A quiet and holy people

Quiet… Not obnoxious. Not boastful. Not demanding. Just quiet…

Holy… Set apart. Pure. Decent. Honest. Wholesome…

The Inspirational Study Bible

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