spiritual heaviness is not sin…

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MAKE ALLOWANCE for infirmities of the flesh, which are purely physical.  To be fatigued, body and soul, is not sin; to be in heaviness is not sin. Christian life is not a feeling; it is a principle: when hearts  will not fly, let them go, and if they will neither “fly nor go”, be sorry for them and patient with them, and take them to Christ as you would carry your little lame child to a tender-hearted, skillful surgeon.

Does the surgeon, in such a case, upbraid the child for being lame?

– Elizabeth Prentiss

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