Wednesday, May 13, 2020

"Bless the name of the Lord..."

An interesting essay by a Christian who has been in lock-down in Michigan ends with a quotation from Samuel Johnson:
The chief security against the fruitless anguish of impatience must arise from frequent reflection on the wisdom and goodness of the God of nature, in whose hands are riches and poverty, honor and disgrace, pleasure and pain, and life and death. A settled conviction of the tendency of everything to our good, and of the possibility of turning miseries into happiness, by receiving them rightly, will incline us to “bless the name of the Lord, whether he gives or takes away.” The Rambler No. 32, Saturday, 7 July 1750

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