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He is too delicate who is delighted with his own country only

January 4, 2012

He is too delicate who is delighted with his own country only : He is a courageous man whose own country is the world : But he to whom the whole world is a place of banishment is a saint.

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if ever I would suffer rightly, I must first pass a sentence of death upon every thing that can be properly called a thing of this life

December 8, 2009

… if ever I would suffer rightly, I must first pass a sentence of death upon every thing that can be properly called a thing of this life, even to reckon myself, my wife, my children, my health, my enjoyment, and all, as dead to me, and myself as dead to them. The second was, to live upon God that is invisible.

John Bunyan on “But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God that raiseth the dead.” 2 Cor. 1: 9.