CUMMING, John Quotes
(1807-1881), English preacher
Christianity is not a religion of transcendental abstraction, or brilliant speculation; its children are neither monks, mystics, epicureans, nor stoics.—It is the religion of loving, speaking, and doing, as well as believing.—It is a life as well as a creed.—It has a rest for the heart, a word for the tongue, a way for the feet, and a work for the hand. The same Lord who is the foundation of our hopes, the object of our faith, and the subject of our love, is also the model of our conduct, for "He went about doing good, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps."
Minute events are the hinges on which magnificent results turn.—In a watch the smallest link, chain, ratchet, cog, or crank, is as essential as the main spring itself.—If one fall out the whole will stand still.