Excerpt from Gifts in the Treasury: A Sermon on Diocesan Missions, Preached at the Convention in St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N. C., May, 1858
It is most worthy of our observation, that no caveat is here interposed against what some would perhaps have called a lack of prudence in the poor woman. She ought at least, in the view of many, to have kept one of the two mites for herself, while she gave away the other. But this very lack of all self ish prudence, the entireness of the self-forgetfulness, is what gained the praise of Christ, and appears to constitute the finish and perfection of the example. Here then we behold a display of pure christian benevolence, clear without a shadow, beauti ful without ornament.
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