The Misery of Man

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“Thou art miserable wherever thou art, and which way soever thou turnest thyself, unless thou dost turn thyself to God.”

Every man naturally seeks to avoid misery and enjoy happiness, but our methods of doing so are all too often entirely off-base. For do we not seek to avoid misery and enjoy happiness by indulging in the pleasures of this world and ignoring the delights of the next world?

“O senseless people, and infidels at heart, who lie buried so deep in earthly things as to relish nothing but the things of the flesh. Miserable wretches! they will in the end find to their cost how vile a nothing that was which they so much loved.”

How true are these words! What are these earthly things but miserable creations like ourselves–dying a slow death in this prison that is our planet. Remember that we were not created for this world…

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