Wednesday, October 08, 2014

the ways and means of mercy

"When we perceive that God uses men and women, parents above all others, as vehicles for the transmission of his gifts, and that it is the keeping of his law He is honoured--rather than in the attitude of the courtier waiting for the exceptional favours--then we shall take the trouble to comprehend the law written not only upon tables of stone and rolls of parchment, but upon the fleshly tablets of the living organisms of the children; and, understanding the law, we shall see with thanksgiving and enlargement of heart in what natural ways God does indeed show mercy unto thousands of them that love Him and keep his commandments."
 ~ Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children


  1. What a beautiful--and convicting--thought!

  2. I agree with Amy, how beautiful. I'm reminded that God uses means and am both thankful and humbled that I am one of those for my children.

  3. Wow, another book I need to read!

  4. I've been reading the same book, Heather. Really enjoying CM's thoughts in this area.


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