Again, we should always bear these words in mind in seasons when we are misunderstood.
To be misunderstood is always bitter.
Nothing so adds to
the joy of spiritual service as to be certain that it is appreciated.
Appreciation, from the right kind of people, is always a spur to more
But to toil on, as so many have to do, misunderstood even
by those they love, is one of the heaviest crosses in the world.
so apt to blight all that is most delicate, so swift to sour the milk of
Why should God permit this chilling atmosphere to
surround many of His finest toilers?
Then one remembers that He who came
to earth to embody the ideal of life and character breathed that
pestilent atmosphere all the time.
He was misunderstood when He wrought
His deeds of mercy-He casteth out devils by Beelzebub.
misunderstood when He hung upon the cross-they thought He was calling
And with that spirit of His, so exquisitely sensitive, that
increasing and deep misunderstanding was sorer than the piercing of the
One of our novelists speaks of "Kingdom of Heaven kindness."
not many practiced it, and been misunderstood?
A little gratitude would
have made all the difference, but gratitude was noticeable by its
It is in such hours, and they come to everybody who has
practiced the secret of the "cup of water," that there is a gospel in
the word enough.
Enough is as good as a feast.
Enough is satisfaction.
More than enough would be a spiritual excess, and excess leads to disease.
He who knows us and what is best for us, just as He
knows what is in store for us, says it is enough that the servant be as
~George H. Morrison~