Excerpt from Preparation for the Christian Sacrifice, or Holy Communion: By a Member of the Church of England, Diocese of Toronto, Canada
This is, however, an age of laxity in reli gious practice let us but recognise our weak faith, that we are very babes in Christ, and would sicken if the strong meat Of the Gospel were suddenly administered. At the same time, we pray the weaker not to judge harshly of those who (i lead a stricter and more disciplined mor tification, withdrawal from the gay Of the world, fasting, self-denial, self-abase ment, be conducive to one man's salvation, why should the brother, who needs not, it may be, such aids, deride and mock him who does Jesus fasted, He lay all night on the ground in prayer, He did many things for which He was met with scorn. The doing Of these things by man is worse than nothing, if they be not the fruit Of a contrite spirit.
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