Thursday, March 30, 2006

How to Comprehend Your (Our) Insignificance

“[M]en are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.”
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book I, Chapter I, ¶3

1 comment:

Bob Bixby said...

I read the Institutes often. I can't quite figure out what it is about John Calvin that I like so much, but one thing is sure: often I feel like getting on my knees when concluding a chapter.

Theology that compels us to worship??? Who would've thunk?