Sunday, April 21, 2013

Profess and Practice


We most humbly beg You to give us grace…
not only to be hearers of the Word,
but doers also of the same;
not only to love,
but also to obey Your gospel;
not only to favor,
but also to follow Your godly doctrine,
not only to profess,
but also to practice Your blessed commandments…
to the honor of Your holy Name, and the health of our souls.

- Thomas Becon, 1511-1567