Pristine Grace

Hypocrites Swallow Religion in Lumps
by John Newton

    Hypocrites swallow religion in lumps, inviting all to admire the quantity; but sincere believers quickly dissolve grace and truth into their lives, as men use sugar and tea, to sweeten all their common relationships.  The believer flavors his ordinary life with grace, so that his wife, children, neighbors, and fellow workmen are better for it.  A man's faith ought to be to him what the perfume is to the rose - the necessary outcome of his existence.