— Religious Maxims (1846) CLXV.
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.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Find Wisdom Where You Are
If we wish for practical religious wisdom, we must find it where we are, that is to say, at the present time and in the present place; because it is the present time and the present place, which furnish us with the facts of God's providence, independently of which it is impossible for us to form a correct estimate of truth and duty.