"You shall have many people, that all their thoughts are taken up about what their crosses and afflictions are, they are altogether thinking and speaking of them, it is just with them as with a child that hath a sore about him, his finger is always upon the sore; and some men and women, their thoughts are always upon their afflictions, when they awake in the night, their thoughts are upon their afflictions, and when they converse with others (nay it may be when they are praying to God) they are thinking of their afflictions. Oh! No marvel though you live a discontented life, if your thoughts be always poring upon such things, you should rather labor to have your thoughts upon those things that comfort you..."
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.137.
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