"Oh! but a Christian hath another manner of way to ease himself; others rail and speak ill of me, but did they not rail upon Jesus Christ, and speak evil of him? And what am I in comparison of Christ? And the subjection of Christ to such an evil, it was for me, that though such a thing should come upon me, I might know that the curse of it is taken from me through Christs subjection to that evil: thus a Christian can be contented when anybody speaks ill of him: now this is a mystery to you, to get contentment after such a manner as this is."
Jeremiah Burroughs. "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment." London: Printed by W. Bentley for L. Sadler and R. Beaumont, 1651. Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library. p.31.
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