..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Trample Not on Any Soul

The Jews would not willingly tread
upon the smallest piece of paper in
their way, but took it up; for possibly,
they say, the name of God may be on it.

Though there was a little superstition
in this, yet truly there is nothing but
good religion in it, if we apply it to
men. Trample not on any; there may be
some work of grace there, that thou
knowest not of. The name of God may be
written upon that soul thou treadest on;
it may be a soul that Christ thought so
much of, as to give His precious blood
for it; therefore despise it not.
... S. T. Coleridge (1772-1834),
Aids to Reflection,

photo taken on the Orient Express in
what used to be Yugoslavia

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