Managing Monday with George Herbert – Take 2

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

George Herbert (1593-1633) was a Welsh born Anglican priest, theologian, poet and orator. Though he was only 39 when he died, he accomplished an extraordinary amount in his life (including a brief stint in the Parliament of England in 1624 and 1625). While a priest remembered for his genuine care of his parishioners, he struggled with his call to ministry, reflected in one of his most famous poems The Collar which concludes with the words,

But as I rav’d and grew more fierce and wilde At every word, Me thoughts I heard one calling, Child! And I reply’d, My Lord.

For a second week we look at some of his insights…

  • Death used to be an executioner, but the gospel has made him just a gardener – George Herbert
  • The best mirror is an old friend – George Herbert
  • Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along – George Herbert
  • Good words are worth much, and cost little – George Herbert
  • One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters – George Herbert

As always, nice chatting…

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