Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Collect for the feast of Richard Hooker

O God of truth and peace, you raised up your servant Richard Hooker in a day of bitter controversy to defend with sound reasoning and great charity the catholic and reformed religion: Grant that we may maintain that middle way, not as a compromise for the sake of peace, but as a comprehension for the sake of truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Boy, we could use a Richard Hooker or two, couldn't we?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"not as a compromise for the sake of peace but as a comprehension for the sake of truth" - I love that phrase.

Laura Toepfer said...

That's my favorite, too.