Clary's Confirmation [By F.E. Reade]

Clary's Confirmation [By F.E. Reade]

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...and disagreeable." "Dear Clary," said Helen, "I am only sorry you were vexed, but you must never mind Grace." "It was all pride, I suppose," said Clary. "I wonder if that is my besetting sin, Helen? it seems ridiculous of me to talk about feeling proud, but you know I felt stuck up not so long ago about being improved." "It's very difficult to find out what one's besetting sin really is," said Helen. "I was a long time before I knew mine. The way I found it out was this. Before I was confirmed Miss Osborne advised me to think over my past life, so as to see in what way I had broken any of God's commandments. Then I seemed to find out what sin really was, and if I had not remembered how God forgives those who confess their sins, I could not have borne up." "But I do not know how to examine myself," said Clary. "Pray to God, and He will help you to do so. You may not remember all your sins, but you will remember enough to make you very sad and very sorry." "I see," said Clary. "But have you never done wrong since, Helen?" "Of course I have," said Helen. "I am not a saint, as aunt could tell you, and even the saints were always mourning over their daily sins, not because they doubted God's forgiveness, but that it vexed them so much to offend Him." F They had reached Mrs. Gray's door by this time, and stood there a moment to say "good night." "I do so like going to church with you, Helen," said Clary. "Ah, Clary," said Helen, "it will be better still when you have been confirmed, and can come with me to the best of all services, the Holy Communion." "I don't know about that, ...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552997
  • 9781236552990