Intention

by Jonathan Bailey

“It was this…intention that made the primitive Christians such eminent instances of piety, that made the goodly fellowship of the saints and all the glorious army of martyrs and confessors. And if you will here stop and ask yourself why you are not as pious as the primitive Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor inability, but purely because you never thoroughly intended it.”

William Law
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

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