Thursday

Deep Thoughts

(originally posted March 12, '06)

The Jews would not willingly tread upon the smallest piece of paper in their way, but took it up; for possibly, they say, the name of God may be on it. Though there was a little superstition in this, yet truly there is nothing but good religion in it, if we apply it to men. Trample not on any; there may be some work of grace there, that thou knowest not of. The name of God may be written upon that soul thou treadest on; it may be a soul that Christ thought so much of, as to give His precious blood for it; therefore despise it not. -- S. T. Coleridge


1 comment:

mad4books said...

WONDERFUL! Thank you for sharing this; Samuel Taylor Coleridge fans everywhere (all 14 of us...lol) rejoiced to see these words.

And wasn't he so RIGHT? Perhaps because he was such a tortured soul himself.

Society could have written him off as an addict...as a nuisance...as a philanderer...as lazy...as crazy (take your pick from his many vices and shortcomings!), but thank goodness someone had the sense to record and publish what he had to say!

 
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