Thursday, 30 May 2013

Even mascara glorifies God

It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work. Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, white-washing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if being in His grace you do it as your duty [or delight?]. To go to communion worthily gives God great glory, but to take food in thankfulness and temperance gives Him glory too. To lift up the hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dung fork in his hand, a woman with a slop pail, give Him glory, too.  God is so great that all things give Him glory if you mean that they should — Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Principle or Foundation.
This is just good/wholesome/faithful application of Scriptures like Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 10:31 & Colossians 3:17 which show us that every thought, word and deed has the possibility to glorify God (or not) right down to the socks you wear (or not)! If ever I get to publish a book (a BIG if...) I think I know what title I'd like: Even mascara glorifies God!

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