Refrigerator Masterpieces

“Those bound by the yoke of the law are like servants assigned certain tasks for each day by their masters.  These servants think they have accomplished nothing, and dare not appear before their masters unless they have fulfilled the exact measure of their tasks.  But sons, who are more generously and candidly treated by their fathers, do not hesitate to offer them incomplete and half-done and even defective works, trusting that their obedience and readiness of mind will be accepted by their fathers, even though they have not quite achieved what their fathers intended.  Such children ought we to be, firmly trusting that our services will be approved by our most merciful Father, however small, rude, and imperfect these may be.”—John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559)

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