Meditations on Christ the Redeemer
Did, then, the love of Christ break through so many impediments to come to this? Did it make its way through the law, through the wrath of God, through the gave, through thine own unbelief and great unworthiness, to come to thee? Oh, what a love was the love of Christ to thy soul! And is not thy love strong enough to break through the vanities and trifles of this world, which entangle it, to go to Christ ? How poor, how low and weak, is thy love to Christ, then!
—John Flavel (1627–1691)