Tears have a way of bringing clarity

“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy” (Psalm 126:5). The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan is the best-selling English devotional book of all time outside of the Bible. It’s an allegory of the Christian life. The main character, Christian, decides to leave the City of Destruction and experiences all sorts of ups, … Continue reading Tears have a way of bringing clarity

You shall have as much again, and 10 times more

In The Pilgrim’s Progress, two characters named Gaius and Mr. Honest have a poetic exchange:  “A man there was (though some did count him mad),The more he cast away the more he had.He who bestows his goods upon the poor,Shall have as much again, and ten times more.”* There’s truth in that, isn’t there? People … Continue reading You shall have as much again, and 10 times more