Quote from Grieving, Hope and Solace

 


Here, responsibilities, pain and temptation. Here, harassment by the demonic, persecution by the world, disappointment in friends. Here, relentless, remorseless pressure, requiring us to live at the limits of our resources and at the very edge of endurance. But there, rest: “the battle’s o’er, the victory won.” The turmoil is behind us and the danger passed. No more of the burden of unfinished work or the frustration of in-built limitations. No sin to mortify. No self to crucify. No pain to face. No enemy to fear.

— D. Macleod, as quoted in Grieving, Hope and Solace by Albert N. Martin (p.)