Contentment | Good deeds | Restlessness

“…I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Philippians 4:11).

A seventeenth-century Italian author wrote a book in which he commented on the social conditions of the time in Lombardy. “So long as he is in this world, man is like a sick person lying on a bed more or less uncomfortable,” the author wrote. He continued…

He sees around him other beds nicely made, to outward appearances smooth and level, and fancies that they must be more comfortable resting places. He succeeds in making an exchange; but scarcely is he placed in another, before he begins to feel in one place a sharp point pricking him, in another a hard lump; in short, we come to…

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