Love is Not Squeamish

 “If we love God, we shall not think any work too mean for us, by which we may be helpful to Christ’s members. Love is not squeamish; it will visit the sick, relieve the poor, wash the saints’ wounds. The mother that loves her child is not coy and nice; she will do these things for her child which others would scorn to do. He who loves God will humble himself to the meanest office of love to Christ and His members.”

“To do duty without love, is not sacrifice, but penance.”

From All Things for Good

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4 thoughts on “Love is Not Squeamish

  1. Ouch, ouch, ouch…. the pruning hurts.

    What a way to start the new year. I suppose if the Lord ever stopped pruning I should worry. Now it’s time for me to do what I always tell my children to do, “obey cheerfully, please.”

  2. Great Watson quote. Love is not squeamish, doesn’t withhold out of fear. That certainly has many, many applications that come to mind. Thank you!

  3. This is unrelated, but most of my family (all who are old enough to read) just finished Leepike Ridge and 100 Cupboards. They were brilliant, and we’re keeping an impatient eye out for the next one!

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