Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Only the wounded, the broken-hearted

"In Love's service, only the wounded soldiers can serve."

Thornton Wilder, quoted in James S. Stewart, The Wind of the Spirit, page 155.

"All gracious affections that are a sweet odor to Christ, and that fill the soul of a Christian with a heavenly sweetness and fragrancy, are broken-hearted affections."

Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections, Part III, Section 6.