It is not possible to love an unseen God while mistreating God’s visible creation. – John Woolman
Heaven is a soul finding its own perfect personality in God. -Phillips brooks
If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound,
How beautiful, beyond compare,
Will paradise be found.
God wants us to be merciful with ourselves. And besides, our sorrows are not our own. He takes them on himself, into his heart. –George Bernanos (The Diary of a Country Preacher)
2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. (ESV)