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Archive for May 16th, 2009

Our hope for joy in the next life is to be forgiven.

 

          Our hope for joy in this life is to Forgive.  

– eab, 5/15/09

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A mansion of stone or brick, did you say,

Overlooking the point where river meets bay,

With four-story garrets, room for four cars,

And a domed place to study the stars,

A half-mile lane, personal tennis court,

Kentucky-fenced knoll were horses cavort,

And indoor pool with a European tub,

All this close, to the golf-course country club?

 

The finest mansion you have ever seen,

With yard upon yard – green trimmed in green,

The highest castle on a curved mountain spine,

With stair cases, great room, stone all to entwine

The most glorious condo above the purest white beach,

With commotions and condiments in commodious reach,

All appear as huts, caves, shelters poorly made,

When death reveals true worth, as life starts to fade.

            – eab, 5/16/08

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You have been trying to purify the streams but have neglected the fountain.

      – Jesse T Peck, The Great Subject of Holiness (Glasgow: Metropolitan Mission, n.d.), 3.

 How many hardened sinners have commenced to pray without conscious emotion and been presently bathed in tears.  How many cold in religion have been warmed and revived in answer to prayer.

    – Jesse T Peck, The Great Subject of Holiness (Glasgow: Metropolitan Mission, n.d.), 11.

 Have you felt the risings of self, of anger, of pride, of an unholy ambition for distinction, for wealth, for power?

    – Jesse T Peck, The Great Subject of Holiness (Glasgow: Metropolitan Mission, n.d.), 15.

 …all rivalry of God within you is not only to be conquered but totally eradicated.

    – Jesse T Peck, The Great Subject of Holiness (Glasgow: Metropolitan Mission, n.d.), 18.

 You have now but one all-absorbing desire – to be “cleansed from all sin,” – to be fully prepared to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. 

    – Jesse T Peck, The Great Subject of Holiness (Glasgow: Metropolitan Mission, n.d.), 21.

 Jesse T Peck died this date (5/16 1883) at Syracuse, NY.  In addition to The Great Subject of Holiness he wrote The Central Idea of Christianity.

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