[John Muir]


[A.] Bradley [Brown]


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perish and pass away made the only sig- nificent difference between you, But Jesus is the son of God. "By him the worlds were made". By him all things consist "He it is who seeks you and suffers for you to save you.' Again, you begged the good man to have pity on you, besides you never did him any harm. But it was long ere you ever begged Jesus to help you that he came away here to bless you. So far from humbly begging assistance in time of need, You said, "I desire not the knowledge of thy ways", "I need nothing from you". Do not these things make mighty odds in favor of Jesus in the claim for gratitude and love. The good man came only to the door when it stormed; that was not much of a deed. But Christ came far from his home, and out into the storm - a far greater and more bitter storm than we are able to conceive of and remains out in it all his life on earth - going about doing good drinking deep of every sorrow, with no place to lay his head at night, loving all of us, meekly suffering every kind of wrong and abuse, his kindest words and deeds misjudged 00082


Hickory Hill, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 24.0 x 19.5 cm

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