The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Adam Bede by George Eliot:|
might well tremble when we thought of him. But our blessed
Saviour has showed us what God is in a way us poor ignorant people
can understand; he has showed us what God's heart is, what are his
feelings towards us.
"But let us see a little more about what Jesus came on earth for.
Another time he said, 'I came to seek and to save that which was
lost'; and another time, 'I came not to call the righteous but
sinners to repentance.'
"The LOST!...SINNERS!...Ah, dear friends, does that mean you and
Hitherto the traveller had been chained to the spot against his