Friday, February 5, 2010

Are You Spiritual Or Earthly?

A spiritual man is spiritual in earthly things. One of a spiritual mind is more heavenly and spiritual when he is about his calling, though it be the lowest, like cutting hedges, digging ditches, pulling ropes or lines, or using his axe or hammer. He is more spiritual at these than is an earthly man when he is praying or hearing [a sermon] or receiving the sacraments. Certainly, it is so, and it will be found to be so at the great day of judgment, when all the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed.

- Jeremiah Burroughs, A Treatise on Earthly-Mindedness, pp. 16-17.

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