“Where are we? In some locality of earth’s surface, where the will of God has set us. Perhaps in a spot familiar to us … [a place] made to be …. what it is by a thousand associations of love, of loss, of joy, of grief; intensely near to our consciousness

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We are in Christ

“Where are we?  In some locality of earth’s surface, where the will of God has set us.  Perhaps in a spot familiar to us … [a place] made to be …. what it is by a thousand associations of love, of loss, of joy, of grief; intensely near to our consciousness, …  Perhaps in some strange alien place, remote in miles from the home of old (it may be on the other side of the globe), or remoter still in character and circumstances.  And we are meant not to ignore this locality, but to accept it, to enter into it, to sympathize with it, to submit, to love.  But in order to do this aright we are called to remember our other and transcendent locality; we are ‘in Christ.'”  

       —H.C.G. Moule, Colossian and Philemon Studies, p. 28-29

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