Letter to a Missionary

Donald Ross seems, like most notable men in Church history, to have been a rather colorful character. I've been enjoying his biography, and today a letter he wrote to a missionary caught my eye:

"You left on me the impression that your soul is less permeated with that thing called Love than it ought to be. Believe me, until you get broken down and ground, and your scraps of poetic rubbish squeezed out of you, and the Word of God put in it's place, and the whole mollified with the ointment of love, your labours will be to a great extent useless. Now try to get at this. I beseech you, spend more time on your knees, and when you are walking, instead of reciting poetry, be praying."

-Donald Ross, October 25th, 1862

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