A rich man, of cultivated tastes, with every right to gratify them, knowing enough of sorrow to humble his heart toward God, and soften it toward his neighbor — gifted with not only the power but will to do good, and having lived long enough to reap the fruits of an honorable youth in a calm old age — such a man, in spite of his riches, is not unlikely to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
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