Very few people in the world would care to listen to the real defense of their own characters. The real defense, the defense which belongs to the Day of Judgment, would make such damaging admissions, would clear away so many artificial virtues, would tell such tragedies of weakness and failure, that a man would sooner be misunderstood and censured by the world than exposed to that awful and merciless eulogy.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Make me what Thou wouldst have me. I bargain for nothing. I make no terms. I seek for no previous information whither Thou art taking me. I will be what Thou wilt make me, and all that Thou wilt make me. I say not, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest, for I am weak, but I give myself to Thee, to lead me anywhither.
- John Henry Newman
... They haled him, trembling, to the Judgment Seat.
“O Lord, behold the man who made the nails that pierced Thy feet!”
The Master laid a thin, scarred hand upon the shame-bowed head.
“They were good nails,” he said…
- Kenneth W. Porter
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