Duty-knowing and Duty-doing by Henry Clay Trumbull

Duty-knowing and Duty-doing

byHenry Clay Trumbull

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894. Excerpt: ... XVI. WHAT IF DUTIES SEEM TO CONFLICT? To say that "duties never conflict," is to say that God who directs our path is never confused in his plans, and that he never gives us contradictory orders. But to say that duties never seem to conflict, is to say, that we can perceive in advance all the details of God's plans for us; that we can understand just why we are to do one thing and not another, at the present moment; that it is our privilege to walk by sight, and not by faith: moreover, to say this, is in direct contravention of our personal experience, all the way along the puzzling paths of our daily Christian life. Duties do seem to conflict; and this seeming conflict is-greatest and most trying to those of a sensitive conscience and of a simpie purpftse of right. There is nothing, in fact, more perplexing to the faithful and devoted mother and housewife, in her every-day round of home occupations, than the continual pressure on her to decide between apparent duties in seeming conflict. It begins as soon as she rises in the morning,--if indeed she does not have a question before then, whether she ought to rid herself of an aching head by another nap, or rise up and battle the pain as so often before. Ought she to go from one to another of the children, and help or counsel each one of them in their preparing for the day? or shall she hasten her own dressing, in order to be ready as soon as her husband and children for morning prayers in the library, of for the preparing of his early cup of coffee at the breakfast-table. And so this seeming conflict of duties goes on, through the day, until her latest puzzle of mind toward the dead of the night, whether she ought now to give up and go to bed for needed rest, or do just one or two more items of called-for ...

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Title:Duty-knowing and Duty-doingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217707793

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