Excerpt from Hours With the Evangelists, Vol. 1 of 2
But to speak more directly to the Objection so often urged by those who are immersed in the cares and trials of this mortal being. We want, say they, an inward moral force, - we want the energy Of soul which can still the stormy ele ments Of passion, which can repress all repining thoughts and wasting anxieties, and subject our desires and affections to God; but we can hard 1y believe, they Observe, that any such energy exists or is compatible with the necessary condi tions Of this selfish and warring life, - this being Of the earth, earthy, - this round of frivolity this hot haste and turmoil Of the world.
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