Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a priest in the Church of England, as well as a novelist and poet. In this quote, he urges us to “love one another.”
“Let us see that whenever we have failed to be loving, we have also failed to be wise; that whenever we have been blind to our neighbors’ interests, we have also been blind to our own; whenever we have hurt others, we have hurt ourselves still more. Let all of us at this blessed Whitsuntide, ask forgiveness of God for all acts of malice and lack of charity, all blindness and hardness of heart; and pray for the spirit of true charity, which alone is true wisdom. And let us come to Holy Communion in charity with one another and with all; determined henceforth to feel for one another, and with each other; to put ourselves in our neighbors’ places; to see with their eyes, and to feel with their hearts, so far as God shall give us that great grace; determined to make allowances for their mistakes and failings; to give and forgive, even as God gives and forgives for ever; that so we may be indeed the children of our Father in heaven, whose name is Love.
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