— Religious Maxims (1846) LVI.
The life of those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High may be called a Hidden Life, because the animating principle, the vital or operative element, is not so much in itself as in another. It is a life grafted into another life. It is the life of the soul, incorporated into the life of Christ; and in such a way, that, while it has a distinct vitality, it has so very much in the sense, in which the branch of a tree may be said to have a distinct vitality from the root.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Little Trust, Little Love
"Little love, little trust," says Archbishop Leighton. The converse of this is equally true. If there be but little trust, there will be but little love. If we believe the words of our heavenly Father with the whole heart, it will be certain that we shall love him with the whole heart.