"I shall give you the example of a couple of godly men meeting together, Anthonie and Diddimus, Diddimus was blind, and yet a man of very excellent parts and graces, Anthonie asked him if he was not troubled at this want of sight, he confessed he was, but (faith he) shall you be troubled at the want of what dogs and flies have, and not rather rejoice and be thankful that you have what Angels have? God hath given you those good things that makes Angels glorious, is not that enough to you, though you want that thing a fly hath? And so a christian should reason the case with himself, what am I discontented for?
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.127.
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