Monday, April 12, 2010

what I'm reading: an antidote for self-pity from Amy Carmichael

I came across this while reading Elisabeth Elliot's Passion and Purity, and copied it into my journal as an antidote to self-pity.

If I make much of anything appointed, magnify it secretly to myself or insidiously to others; if I let them think it 'hard', if I look back longingly upon what used to be, and linger among the byways of memory, so that my power to help is weakened, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

from Calvary Love by Amy Carmichael, quoted by Elisabeth Elliot in Passion and Purity

image is from idafrock at flickr

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