more from Traill

“Miserable souls are they who love not Christ, and dull unobservant people are they that know not what or whom their souls love. Is the love of Christ a mere notion? Is it not a most sensible [perceptible], holy, and spiritual passion, or rather a heavenly grace! Can men love Christ, and not feel it? Should they feel it, and not avow it? Is there anything we should be ashamed of in the love of Christ but the shameful smallness of it? that our highest and hottest love is so unsuitable a return to his incomparable loveliness, and his wonderful love to us, and the dear demonstrations of it? All ye that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, look on him, and love him more; love him with all your souls, and blush with shame that ye love him no better. … You that doubt of your love to Christ, go to him, fall down before him; answer Peter’s question, according to the true sense of your souls, and it will be, ‘Lord, thou knowest that I love thee.’ Love Christ, and ye will quickly feel ye love him. A sight of Christ will beget love, and love will quickly speak for itself, 2 Cor 5: 14-15.”

From Volume 1 of Traill’s works published by the Banner of Truth (p108).
My previous quotes from Traill are here and here.


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