Sunday, 30 April 2017

Our best actions are full of blemish

Would you believe it—not only my sins but even the good deeds of my life come back to me in torment! I can but add, it is very natural! For even our best actions are full of blemish. Every one of them leaves a sting behind, and if it did not prick conscience then, it has power to enter the soul now, wounding it deeply.

Letters from Hell, L. W. J. S., Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1889