12 January 2011

Scattered Beams


A bite from the dessert of my day:

The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can

be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than

the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, hus-

bands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but

shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but

God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean. Therefore

it becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven, as it

becomes us to make the seeking of our highest end and proper good,

the whole work of our lives; to which we should subordinate all other

concerns of life. Why should we labour for, or set our hearts on, any

thing else, but that which is our proper end, and true happiness?

I can tell that this will be a fantastic book. Onward...


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