I stumbled across this quote today in my morning readings with John Newton. It greatly encouraged me, reminding me that much of our misery comes from comparing our insides to other people's outsides. Many look with envy at a minister. After all, we have so much time to read our Bible's, to pray, to read, and, did I mention, we only work one day each week! What people don't see is our great struggle to live up to our own sermons, to feel what we preach, to press on past mere head knowledge of God and to grow in heartfelt acquaintance with him.