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Thursday, November 27, 2014

No Shortcuts

Patience is needed in peculiar measure for all development of human character. "In your patience possess ye your souls" your selves. 

Every man, that is, has a true self hidden amid the ruins of his nature. 

And as a mother from a burning homestead saves her child, so man must win his life. 

And the only way to do it is the long way, the long and tedious and patient way--in your patience ye shall win your souls. 

Just as there are no shortcuts to heaven, so are there no shortcuts to character.

If it takes long to grow a mustard seed, it will take longer still to grow a man. 

And therefore we have need of patience when we are tempted to what is swift and flashy; tempted to forget that of all lengthy ways there are none so lengthy as the ways of God. 

All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. It was the great temptation of Christ as He looked out upon His opening ministry.

And then He chose the long and lowly way by the garden of Gethsemane and Calvary, and so came to His kingdom and His crown.

~George H. Morrison~

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