‘Exercise your compassion and charity to men’s souls, as well as to their bodies; and speak to your patients, such words as tend to prepare them for their change.’ You have excellent opportunities, if you have hearts to take them. If ever men will hear, it is when they are sick; and if ever they will be humbled and serious, it is when the approach of death constraineth them. They will hear that counsel now with patience, which they would have despised in their health.
Richard Baxter, William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 6 (London: James Duncan, 1830), 113.
"Cardinal Mazarin at the Deathbed of Eustache Le Sueur" by Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard - Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15393795
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