Ten-Minute Sermons

Ten-Minute Sermons

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Puritan also and Christian is the temper that blesses God for bare life--that is thankful for anything. Beautiful are those frugal lights that shine on obscure and pious lives. "We've haen a pleasantness in oor lives," said Jess, in "A Window in Thrums," "that comes to few. I ken naebody 'at's haen sae muckle happiness one wy or another." "The Lord has gien this house sae muckle 'at to pray for mair looks like no bein' thankful for what we've got." And who will forget Jess's dying words to the minister: "Na, my thochts is no nane set on the vanities o' the world, noo. I kenna hoo I could ever hae haen such an ambition to hae thae stuff-bottomed chairs." Martha, in "A Humble Romance," is of the same dear sisterhood. "Just to think that I shall have a front winder to sit to! I wish L mother could ha' lived to see it. Mebbe you kinder wonder at it, Mrs. Peter's--you've allers had front winders; but you haven't any idea what a great thing it seems to me. It kinder makes me feel younger. Jest see that green spot out thar; it's been greener than the rest of the yard all the spring, and now thar's lots of dandelions blowed out on it, and some clover. To think I'm going to hev a front winder!" The demand for justice, and especially for a full and joyous life, to the toiling multitude, was not thoroughly understood by Puritanism. But how much more Christian was its temper than the cowardly impatience of hardship, the restless craving for pleasure, the longing to escape from work, of which we now hear so much. There is something as dangerous as it is ignoble in the impatience of the slightest interruption of personal comfort which characterises the sated and pampered few, and the hungry...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530926
  • 9781236530929