Home sketches and foreign recollections

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byHenrietta Georgiana M. Chatterton, Henrietta Georgiana M. Chatterton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Reflections in Lent--Imaginary Ills--Recollections excited by the perfume of Flowers; Jasmine, or Unhappiness in Prosperity. Among the festivals of our church which commemorate the different events in the history of our Lord, few call forth so much reflection as the season of Lent. Unlike the others, it does not record the events of one day, but of that long period when for our sakes " Jesus was led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil." In that desolate place did our Lord fast forty days and forty nights; yet surely, if any human being could dispense with fasting and prayer, that Being must have been our gracious Mediator, who knew no sin, who was by nature perfect. Yet did he condescend for our salvation to be tempted as we are. He became man--his heavenly spirit was enshrined in a body like ours--susceptible of the same pain and pleasure which we feel, subject to the same appetites--he suffered from hunger and thirst, yet he fasted forty days and forty nights! How would our proud spirits rebel, if for one single day we were condemned to such abstinence! Alas! how totally unlike are we in everything to his blessed image! Do we even consider--do we as we sit down day after day to our plentiful meals, turn one thought towards Him, who at this very season was in the wilderness alone, far away from all the friends whom, according to his human nature, he loved, the cold ground for his pillow, and prayer his sole employment? All this was done for us sinful mortals, who are not only forgetful of Him, but who do not even consider our own sins. We seem to live on in the same indifferent state at all times and seasons, without either calling to mind our own grievous transgressions, or seeking in any manner...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Reflections in Lent--Imaginary Ills--Recollections excited by the perfume of Flowers; Jasmine, or...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021793109X

ISBN - 13:9780217931090

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