Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mellowed by Trials



'The exercised and experienced Christian, by the knowledge he has gained of his own heart and the many difficulties he has had to struggle with, acquires a skill and compassion in dealing with others."


--John Newton

7 comments:

JD Curtis said...

This is so accurate. i find some of the most amiable senior citizens that exist on this planet at my church.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I agree wholheartedly,

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Keena said...

I agree

Petra said...

So true. Thank God for supplying all that we need, including heart skills.

Rob-bear said...

I've always been intrigued by Newton. A man of mixed employment and conflicting thoughts. And a great hymn-writer.

Laurie Collett said...

Amen! God works all things together for good for those who are the called according to His purpose, and He may allow His children to go through trials so that they will have a compassionate heart, strengthened faith as they draw closer to Him, and experience to counsel those in a similar situation.
(http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/2011/08/dont-squander-your-inheritance.html). Greg, I am blessed by your blog and am a follower, and I invite you to join my blog, Saved by Grace. God bless you! Laurie (http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/)

Kansas Bob said...

What a great quote Gregg. I have found it to be true in my life.