Friday, August 26, 2011

Growth or Removal?

In 1786 a relatively newly married John Ryland, Jr. found himself in financial difficulty, mostly due to trying to cover for his fathers bad financial decisions.  To this Newton wrote a letter which included this line:

“He will either diminish the burden, when too heavy or increase our strength to support it, which amounts to the same thing”. 

If you had your choice, “increase in strength to support it” or a “diminished burden”, which would you choose? 

I want to say that I would choose growth, but my heart tells me that I probably rather long for removal of difficulty instead. 

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