Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/25

“Little Things” by Rick Sanders

English: Tail-piece to the second epistle of P...

English: Tail-piece to the second epistle of Paul the apostle to Timothy, vignette with a crown with flame above resting on a palm branch and cross, against clouds (2 Timothy 4); letterpress in two columns above and on verso. 1800. Inscriptions: Lettered below image with production detail: “P J de Loutherbourg RA del et invt.”, “J Heath direx.” and publication line: “Pubd. by T Macklin, Fleet Street London”. Print made by James Heath. Dimensions: height: 490 millimetres; width: 390 millimetres. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The spiritual life does have its practical moments. In II Timothy 4, Paul writes that he wants Timothy to pick up a coat he left in Troas with Carpus. His books and papers are also requested.

Through all of this one sees all the spiritual relationships, daily thoughts, and upcoming hopes that surrounds a spiritual life. Paul’s surrender to Christ’s work is expressed through his thoughts in his letters. Friends are spoken of, news is given, and desires are requested.

The spiritual life is of action, and of mind-set, and it has it practical side.

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