Common-Place or “Locus Communis” — a place to remember
Richard Baxter was a 17th-century English theologian and Reformed pastor whose fruitfulness in ministry continues to inspire the church today. Most quoted is this advice to those in ministry which, given recent high-profile scandals, can use another dusting off:
Also a poet, Baxter summarized the manner of his preaching this way:
I preach’d, as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men!
O how should preachers men’s repenting crave,
Who see how near the church is to the grave?
2 thoughts on “A Common-Place Jotting: “Lord, It Belongs Not To My Care””
This is really beautiful, Dora. Thanks for sharing.
I’m so glad. 🙏 🙂
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