Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
"A loyal servant suffers cheerfully with his master. Paul felt a kind of exaltation of spirit, a kind of high courage and keen joy in the thought that he might in some measure share the suffering of his Lord, might have "fellowship in his sufferings."
Fellow-sufferers are bound together by peculiarly strong ties...
The secret satisfaction of fellowship with Jesus gives something more than a mere grim endurance to him who suffers. It puts a kind of stern, virile joy into his suffering.
It was what Paul meant when he spoke of "patience and long suffering with joy."
(From "Christ in Everyday Life" by Edward Increase Bosworth, c. 1910)
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