Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HIS MISERIES

The tenets of [the Christian life] seem paradoxes to carnal men; as first, that a Christian is the only freeman, and other men are slaves; that he is the only rich man, though never so poor in the world; that he is the only beautiful man, though outwardly never so deformed; that he is the only happy man in the midst of all his miseries.

—Richard Sibbes

Quote, "The earthen-ness of the vessel does not take away from the excellency of the treasure."