February 24

TAKE all in a word: the truth in God’s breast
Lies trace for trace upon ours impressed;
Though He is so bright and we so dim,
We are made in His image to witness Him.
Robert Browning

RESTORATION to spiritual health, or conformity to the Divine character, is the ultimate object of God in His dealings with the children of men. . . . The sole object of Christian belief is to produce the Christian character, and unless this is done nothing is done.
Thomas Erskine

TO develop and perfect and arm conscience is the great achievement of history, the chief business of every life, and the first agent therein is religion, or what resembles religion.
Lord Acton

RELIGION is a fire which example keeps alive, and which goes out if not communicated.
Joseph Joubert


August 14

LOVE divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down!
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,
All Thy faithful mercies crown;
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art,
Visit us with Thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.
Charles Wesley

ALL the glory and beauty of Christ are manifested within, and there He delights to dwell: His visits are frequent, His condescension amazing, His conversations sweet, His comforts refreshing; and the peace that He brings passeth all understanding.
Thomas A Kempis

GOD in our nature, that is, Christ—the root of the new sap or eternal life in man, without which no man could have been righteous, and by the presence of which in our nature every man may be righteous.
Thomas Erskine