Almighty God, who hast set in thy Church some with gifts to teach and help and administer, in diversity of operation but of the same Spirit: Grant to all such, we beseech thee, grace to wait on the ministry which they have received in the body of Christ with simplicity, diligence, and cheerfulness; that none may think of himself more highly than he ought to think, and none may seek another man’s calling, but rather to be found faithful in his own work; to the glory of thy name in Christ Jesus our Lord.
–The Rev. H. J. Wotherspoon [1850-1930], Kyrie eleison (“Lord, have mercy”): A Manual of Private Prayers (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1905)
#Waiting4Christmas con l'Adorazione dei Magi di Jacopo #Pontormo del 1523c. eseguita dall'artista per l'anticamera del palazzo della famiglia Benintendi. Pontormo raffigura nella scena anche Sant'Anna, protettrice di Firenze, accanto a Maria.#GalleriaPalatina #PalazzoPitti pic.twitter.com/wCaD4PkgLT
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