Ryle: It is a real misfortune to Christianity when a Christian cannot smile.

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. —John 2:1 ESV J.C. Ryle: The Christian who withdraws entirely from the society of his fellow-men, and walks the earth with a face as melancholy as if he was always attending a funeral, does injury to … More Ryle: It is a real misfortune to Christianity when a Christian cannot smile.

Pray for eyes to see

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. —Luke 24:45-47 ESV Have you … More Pray for eyes to see

Ryle: events may bring out grace in quarters where at present we do not expect it

Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. … More Ryle: events may bring out grace in quarters where at present we do not expect it