Wednesday, 3 May 2017

If we would but understand

If people would but understand that time is their most precious gift—a grace of heavenly fullness—and that all the treasures of the East can never make up for a day wasted, for an hour lost! And if a single hour may be so rich in blessing, what then must time itself be worth, lying before us as a shoreless ocean? But the entire blessedness of the gift will come to the believing heart only in the kingdom to come, where Love rules which made the time.

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