— Religious Maxims (1846) CLXI.
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.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Nothing Is Small That Offends God
Nothing can be properly called small, which really offends God; because the offense is to be estimated not only by the occasion, however small it may be, on which it takes place but especially and chiefly by its relation to a Being of infinite wisdom, goodness, and holiness.