A Secret Survey into the State of the Soul
April 13, 1779
There is one thing which is needful, and only one thing. Henceforth let me attend to it with diligence and care, and not to make trifles such matters of concern.
If I am traveling to my Father’s house, I should attend closely to my journey, and not consume myself with anxiety about the climate, whether it it fair or foul, whether the road is good or bad, and whether I join agreeable company, or walk alone. For my Father’s house will make me completely happy, so happy that I shall forget all the toils of my journey.
Heaven will make amends for all.