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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Grievances Distort Our Vision

This failure to see things in their true proportions is often seen in relation to our grievances.

When a man has a grievance--and many men have them--he is almost certain to have distorted vision.

You can block out the sun by the smallest coin if you hold the coin near enough to the eye.

And we have a way of dwelling on our grievances, till we lose sight of the blue heaven above us.

How ready we are to brood on petty insults! How we take them home with us and nurse and fondle them! 

How we are stung by trifling neglects! A little discourtesy, and our soul begins to fester!

And though hearts are just as warm to us today as they were yesterday when we responded to them, and though the great tides of the deep love of God rise to their flood, still, on every shore, it is strange how a man will be blind to all the glory, when a little bitterness is rankling within.

We are all adepts at counting up our grievances.

Open a new column and count your mercies now.

It is supremely important to see things in their magnitudes, and perhaps you have never learned that lesson yet.

The man who suspects is always judging wrongly.

A jealous woman sees everything out of focus.

If there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things, says the apostle.

~George H. Morrison~

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