Discontent Sermon Illustrations

Discontent Sermon Illustrations

Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness. It casts a cloud over the mind, and renders it more occupied about the evil which disquiets it than about the means of removing it.—Feltham


A child about three years old was crying because his mother had shut the parlor door. "Poor thing," said a neighbor, "you have shut the child out." "It's all the same to him," said the mother; "he would cry if I called him in and then shut the door. It is a peculiarity of that boy, that if he is left rather suddenly on either side of a door, he considers himself shut out, and rebels accordingly." Many older people bear a remarkable resemblance to this child.—Selected

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