Grace and Nature; 9-10



Discerning the different motions of grace and nature:

9. “Nature has regard to temporal things, rejoices at earthly gain, is troubled at losses, and is provoked at every slight injurious word: But grace attends to things eternal, and cleaves not to those which pass with time, neither is she disturbed at the loss of things, nor exasperated with hard words, for she places her  treasure and her joy in heaven, where nothing is lost.”

10. “Nature is covetous, and is more willing to take than to give, and loves to have things to herself: But grace is bountiful and open-hearted, avoids selfishness, is contented with little, and judges it a more blessed thing to give rather than receive.”  

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