The Blessed Life; Being a Series of Meditations on Manhood and Womanhood in Christ

The Blessed Life; Being a Series of Meditations on Manhood and Womanhood in Christ

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... The meditations of Thomas a Kempis are quite possible for a man who is not a recluse. Amiel might have been a man of eager activities and redundant labor, and still have written his Journal. Sir Walter Scott, one of the busiest of all history's busy men, found room in his busy life for an elaborate journal, which only stopped when his pen trailed across the journal's page like the tip of a bird's broken wing, as he wrote his last words, "On the next morning--," and with a sentence just begun his hand tires so that he writes no more. John Quincy Adams, one of the most versatile and brainy American statesmen, found time to compose an ample diary: from which facts I infer there is time in the busiest man's busy life for meditation. This dreamy mood is a necessity to a great soul's growth, as quiet often comes after the turbulence of tempest. Jesus was busy. He was "thronged." He turned nobody away. He had time enough to do the work needing doing. But he must have quiet; therefore he haunted mountains and nights and the sea. How he loved to linger by the Sea of Galilee! How often we find him on the mountains alone at night! And, besides this, his eighteen years of quiet life in Nazareth, where, up to the age of thirty he lived, made him master in thought. You can not doubt this, for his doctrine was shaped when he first told it to us. He did not tell it all, but he knew it all. The Galilean days were Christ's great nodal days. There he came to himself and his mission. How Jesus came to self-understanding and perceived his mission is one of the fascinating problems of psychology and Christianity. Whether the knowledge came to him when for the first time he stood and saw the golden roof and glittering spires of the Temple at...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545117
  • 9781236545114