Wednesday, 15 February 2012


'It is not the best way, to assail young beginners with minor matters, but to share them a more excellent way and train them in fundamental points. Then other things will not gain credence with them. It is not amiss to conceal their defects, to excuse some failings, to commend their performances, to encourage their progress, to remove all difficulties out of their way, to help them in every way to bear the yoke of religion with greater ease, to bring them to love God and his service, lest they acquire a distaste for it before they know it.'
Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed, p.22.