Thursday, October 25, 2012

Charles Simeon on the joy of Christian service

Charles Simeon wrote of the joys of pastoral service in a personal letter to another laborer and described his work this way:

Surely this is happiness, to taste the love of God, to find delight in his service, and to see that we are in a measure instrumental to. the imparting of this happiness to others,—this I say is a felicity which nothing but heaven can exceed.

Simeon, Charles, 1759-1836; Carus, William, 1804-1891; McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, 1799-1873. Memoirs of the life of the Rev. Charles Simeon .. (Kindle Locations 2402-2404). New York, Pittsburgh, R. Carter.

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