“When men have much to say in a letter, and perceive that they have little paper left, they write closely.”
Looking at the shortness of life, and the much that has to be written upon life’s tablets–it befits us also to do much in a short space, and so to write closely.
“No day without a line!” is a good motto for a Christian.
A thoroughly useful life is very short, for it is but a span–but how much may be crowded into it for God, our souls, the Church, our families, and our fellows!
We cannot afford wide blanks of idleness. We should not only live by the day, but by the20 minutes, as Wesley did. He divided each hour into three parts.
So scanty is our life’s space, that we must condense and leave out superfluous matter–giving room only to that which is weighty and of the first…
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