Friday, February 22, 2008

Grief Moderated

A portion of a letter from the one-eyed Baptist preacher of Wales, Christmas Evans, to the poet, Robert ap Gwilym Ddu, who had recently lost his daughter in death.,written on November 5, 1834:

The religion of Jesus does not make us unfeeling Stoics in the face of losing our loved ones, but it moderates our grief with submission to the will of God.

Christmas Evans: The Life and Times of the One-Eyed Preacher of Wales, by Tim Shenton, Evangelical Press, 2001, p. 436.

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