Sunday, December 16, 2007

To Rejoice, To Mourn

A selection from a letter by Elizabeth Prentiss to Miss Eliza A. Warner, September 27, 1868:

The summer has gone, and I am grieved that I have not been, from its beginning to its end, so like [Christ], so full of Him, as to constrain everybody I met to love Him too. Isn’t there such power in a holy life, and have not some lived such a life? I hardly know whether to rejoice most in my love for Him, or to mourn over my meager love; so I do both.

More Love to Thee: The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss, George Lewis Prentiss, reprinted by Solid Ground Christian Books, p. 246.

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