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Perseverance: in Doing Good

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An old man in Watton, whom Mr. Thornton had in vain urged to come to church, was taken ill and confined to his bed. Mr. Thornton went to the cottage, and asked to see him. The old man, hearing his voice below, answered, in no very courteous tone, 'I don't want you here, you may go away.' The following day the curate was again at the foot of the stairs. 'Well, my friend, may I come up to-day, and sit beside you?' Again he received the same reply, 'I don't want you here.' Twenty-one days successively Mr. T. paid his visit to the cottage, and on the twenty-second his perseverance was rewarded. He was permitted to enter the room of the aged sufferer, to read the Bible, and pray by his bedside. The poor man recovered, and became one of the most regular attendants at the house of God.----Memoirs of Rev. Spencer Thornton.

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Perseverance: in Doing Good'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. 1870.

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the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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