Politeness . . .

Louis XIV was told that Lord Stair was one of the best-bred men in Europe.  “I shall soon put him to the test,” said the King; and asking Lord Stair an airing[coach ride] with him, he bade him pass and go in: the other bowed and obeyed.  The King said, “The world is right in the character it gives: another person would have troubled me with ceremony.”

Short though it may be, this story is full of truth.  In the time that this story was taken down, in was considered disrespectful to be first before the King in anything.  It is not about ceremony, but about respect.  I believe this relates to our lives in that, while we are to have a fear of the Lord(which we should), to worship him we do not use rituals, repeating them over and over, but we should worship Him with ‘fear and trembling’ in loving adoration.  These are just some of thoughts on this subject.  Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts with us! – Hentycrew


About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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