Sunday, 30 April 2017

Verily, it is not too late!

Again I say, it is not too late. Whatever be lost, one thing is yet to be saved—thy hungering soul, her peace, and the life to come.

Hast thou lost money and riches?—Thy soul is worth immeasurably more.

Is thy past a failure, undoing even thy future?—Behold eternity, and work for that.

Wast thou deceived in love?—Love will save thee at the last.

Is thy life degraded?—Look upon Life exalted on the Cross.

Has the world not satisfied thee?—There is heaven; try it!

Have earth's joys proved faithless?—There is a heritage to come!

How little then is lost, even if it be thy all, and how much there remains to be gained? Take heart, I say, for verily, it is not too late! There is yet time to begin a new, a holy, happy, and even joyful life!

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