The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...to taste every woe beneath which men suffer; attracted by the sorrows of mankind: --His joy, saving men; His heart pierced with every sorrow of the human heart. The vision of God that meets our view is of One all Mercy: saying not that aught He possesses is His own; yearning to share His life, His bliss, His heaven with all; imploring men to turn from evil, and appealing to them with tone of anguish, Why will ye die? We see God in Christ counting all things but loss to win man from his desolation and his woe; and following up His great atonement by the working of His blessed Spirit on every heart. If saved, it is by this Mercy we have been saved; if prayers sent heavenward have brought down blessings, it is from this Mercy we have received them. Whenever the clouds part above us and disclose our God, this Mercy is seen as the light of His countenance--the glory of heaven, as it is the consolation of earth. It is therefore no slight constraint that binds us to the practice of Mercy. All we have and are we owe to it; it is the course which infinite wisdom has chosen as its own; it is the Eternal Activity of God. Surely when all our bliss comes from Mercy, and when it is enthroned in the heart of God, and when such need for it abounds around us--all should be found living in its daily practice. We should expect this the more, because Love is fraught with bliss. Its action in the the soul is Peace; its very sorrows yield a richer gladness than wealth and pleasure can furnish to a selfish heart. But, alas! with so much to move us, we are but rarely moved to Mercy. For Mercy is costly. We cannot serve our fellows, save at some sacrifice of money, or labour, or thought, or feeling, and our selfishness sets up a competing claim for every thing by which..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495373
  • 9781236495372