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William Law

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  • Mark Sedrak
    If you were to rise early every morning, as an instance of self-denial, as a method of renouncing indulgence, as a means of redeeming your time and of fitting
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3 12:17 AM
      [cqod] 07/26/01 -- Law on rising early

      If you were to rise early every morning, as an instance of self-denial, as a method of renouncing indulgence, as a means of redeeming your time and of fitting your spirit for prayer, you would find mighty advantages from it.  This method, though it seem such a small circumstance of life, would in all probability be a means [toward] great piety.  It would keep it constantly in your head that softness and idleness were to be avoided and that self-denial was a part of Christianity...  It would teach you to exercise power over yourself, and make you able by degrees to renounce other pleasures and tempers that war against the soul.

       

      ... William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life [1728]


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