Sunday, 27 November 2016

This is judgment

Do you realise what failure means here [Spiritual Life]—remorse, regret, and sorrow for lost opportunities; words and acts your agony cannot recall; neglect too late to repair? So subtle is the far-reaching influence of a life, that not only must you meet your own failure and its influence upon those about you, but often, for generations, face the effect of the good or evil you did or left undone. This is judgment.

Light on the Hidden Way, Ticknor & Company, Boston, 1886