Friday, September 3, 2010

The way of Jesus

Courtesy is not inconsistent with faithfulness. It is not needful to be savage in order to be sanctified. A bitter spirit is a poor companion for a renewed heart. Let your determination for principle be sweetened by tenderness towards your fellow men. Be resolute for the right, but be also gentle, pitiful, courteous. Consider the meekness as well as the boldness of Jesus. Follow peace, but not at the expense of holiness. Follow holiness, but do not needlessly endanger peace.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "The Winnowing Fan," delivered July 10, 1870. Image by O Palsson under Creative Commons License.

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