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It is easier to cry against one-thousand sins of others than to kill one of your own. - John Flavel When the will of God crosses the will of man, somebody has to die. - Addison Leitch, quoted in Passion and Purity, Elizabeth Elliot, Revell, 1984, p. 72 What hindereth thee more than thine affections not fully mortified to the will of God? - Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ "May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love and joy of God's presence and not a moment without the entire surrender of my self as a vessel for Him to fill full of His Spirit and His love." - Andrew Murray Quarterback cum ESPN commentator Joe Theismann, allegedly explaining to his soon-to-be-ex second wife why he had an affair: "God wants Joe Theismann to be happy." - Joe Theismann "God, make me good, but not yet." - St. Augustine D. L. Moody once said, &ls;I've had more trouble with D. L. Moody than any other man I've ever known.' Thomas a' Kempis said, &ls;Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish yourself to be.' - Harold L. Myra, "The Back Page," Leadership, 1987, p. 146.