Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Jeremiah_Burroughs_by_Sintzenich-1“Yea, certainly, it’s a sign that we have hard hearts in that we are not more sensible of the miseries of our brethren in Other parts. They cry to us for help. We hear of their doleful complaints and cries. They are spoiled of their goods, their wives mushed before their eyes, and they are cast out of all. And yet our bowels of mercy toward others are little because our tables are full and we lie soft and at ease. We do not take unto heart the miseries of our brethren, nor the public calamities of the church.” (Jeremiah Burroughs, Gospel Fear p. 137).