Endeavours After the Christian Life

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J. Monroe, 1848 - 292 pagine

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Pagina 29 - Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest : go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven ; and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Pagina 160 - Wherefore that here we may briefly end : of Law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power : both Angels and men and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.
Pagina 98 - I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Pagina 92 - If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things that belong to thy peace ! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Pagina 164 - Most precious the opportunity of becoming wise, in turning many to righteousness, and of shining, at last, as the brightness of the firmament, and as the stars, forever and ever.
Pagina 35 - Doing what they think right, and thinking nothing right but what they do, they approve themselves and look up to nothing. They are not, however, exempt from the great law of alternation ; only, its oscillation is dull and slow ; and its sweep of rest having occupied this life, its sorrowful return must begin another. In nobler men, the period of the soul is quicker : for awhile, they fulfil their moral aims, and after conquest enjoy the victory ; they pitch their tent upon the field, and, not without...
Pagina 134 - To get good, is animal : to do good, is human : to be good, is divine. The true use of a man's possessions is to help his work : and the best end of all his work, is to show us what he is. The noblest workers of our world bequeath us nothing so great as the image of themselves. Their task, be it ever so glorious, is historical and transient : the majesty of their spirit is essential and eternal.
Pagina 123 - Depend upon it, it is not the want of greater miracles, but of the soul to perceive such as are allowed us still, that makes us push all the sanctities into the far spaces we cannot reach.

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