There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

beware not just the rank, but the rank-and-file

Cultivating the Quiet by Gary Thomas

More than 200 years ago, the English cleric William Law observed that “The lowness of most people’s virtue, the imperfections of their piety and the disorders of their passions … is generally owing to their imprudent use and enjoyment of lawful and innocent things. … We must not only abhor gross and notorious sins, but we must regulate the innocent and lawful parts of our behavior and put the most common and allowed actions of life under the rules of discretion and piety.”

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