Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Words for the weak

Why, if there be a choice word in the Bible, it is always for the weak ones; if there be a peculiarly precious promise, it is generally for the feeble minded. The best carriage in all the world that I ever heard of is Jesus’ bosom, but then that is for the lamb, not for those who are strong, but for the tender and frail. Those most compassionate of sentences in which Jesus seems to have most fully expressed his gentleness, and to have employed the tenderest similes, are evidently spoken with an eye to the trembling and timid.

From a sermon entitled "Songs of Deliverance," delivered June 28, 1867. Image by Mike Locke under Creative Commons License.

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