Saturday 20 June 2015

Don't trifle, don't trifle

When at last Henry Martyn’s portrait, painted in Calcutta, reached Charles Simeon in Cambridge, it was hung over the fireplace, and Simeon would say to his friends, ‘There! See that blessed man! No one looks at me as he does. He never takes his eyes off me and seems always to be saying, “Be serious, be earnest; don’t trifle, don’t trifle”.’

Then, smiling at the picture and gently bowing, Simeon would add, ‘And I won’t trifle, I won’t trifle’.

Excerpt from Evangelical Times

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. It made me read more about those 2 men.
Thx Calvin.