It’s an interesting weekend with lots of 50th anniversaries going on at the same time, CS Lewis, JFK and Dr Who.
So the DB honors all three by going back in time and reminded you of this quote of a quote from JFK. He delivered these words on February 7, 1963 at the White House prayer breakfast ( Wow, that seems like something that would never be allowed in our current culture!)
This morning we pray together; this evening apart. But each morning and each evening, let us remember the advice of my fellow Bostonian, the Reverend Phillips Brooks: “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.” JFK
Let’s take that advice today and as C.S. Lewis has written, let us go “Further up and further in” and become stronger men. After all, if Christ is for you, what can you lose?
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 New International Version (NIV)