Saturday, December 19, 2015

  "There is no way to the peace of God but by absolute self-abandonment to his will that whispers within us, without reservation of happiness or self. Then, the relinquishment once made, --- giving ourselves up to any high faith within the heart, --- the sorrows of mortality, its reproaches, its fears, will soon vanish, and even death will be robbed of its terrors; for, to quote the noble words of Lord Bacon, 'He that dies in an earnest pursuit is like one that is wounded in hot blood, who for the time scarce feels the hurt; and therefore a mind fixed and bent upon something that is good, doth best avert the sorrows of death.' Martineau. 

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