Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford and on Various Occasions by James Bowling Mozley

Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford and on Various Occasions

byJames Bowling Mozley

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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.1876 Excerpt: ... SERMON XV. ©tatituDe. Luke Xvii. 17. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine t "There are not found to give glory to God, save this stranger.'1 THERE is perhaps no fault that men think more monstrous in other people than ingratitude. Other faults are indulgences of nature; this seems against nature. Yet the multitude of complaints that one hears from persons on all sides of the ingratitude of men towards them, shows that people may easily commit it. On the other hand, particular instances of it are carefully treasured up, as if they were rarities, and deserved special notice. The question being so often raised tells on the side of there being some difficulties in the way of this virtue, which people do not see when they think it so easy and so matter-of-course a thing. It seems to show that there is a trial of principle in the case; and that, just as in other trials of principle, unless people are careful about themselves they will fail Take these nine men who went their way after they had been cured of their leprosy without saying a word; not returning even to give thanks for their cure. How eager they doubtless were to obtain a cure while they were still lepers; how they longed for the removal of their disease; what promises of service were they ready to make, to the man who would and could restore them to health! What would they not give any one for such a benefit! This was a sort of gratitude beforehand, an imaginary gratitude; they thought themselves equal to any amount of grateful action, before they got what they wanted. But when they got it, what a change immediately in their whole minds! Their former feeling was the eagerness of want; when the want was gone the grateful feeling went with it. All at once t...

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Title:Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford and on Various OccasionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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