10 July 2002

Happy Birthday, John Calvin!

Generally the commemoration of a saint occurs on the anniversary of his or her death (which, in the case of Calvin, falls on May 27; he died in 1564). Nonetheless, here is a prayer in honor of God's work through Calvin:Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; and, taught by the writings of your servant John Calvin, may see in the blessings you give us the fruits, not of our deserving, but of your pure bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. (prayer from james keifer's christian biography site)Also, be sure to check out Valerie's hilarious graphic of Calvin the party-boy.