Thursday, February 26, 2009

Innocence

This section from Pilgrim's Progress is when Christiana and her group arrive at the Delectable Mountains and the Shepherds are showing them all the sights of the place. I thought this was a good picture so I wanted to share it with you.

"Then they [the shepherds] had them to another place, called Mount Innocent; and there they saw a man clothed all in white, and two men, Prejudice and Ill-will, continually casting dirt upon him. Now, behold, the dirt, whatsoever they cast at him, would in little time fall off again, and his garments would look as clear as if no dirt had been cast thereat.

"Then said the Pilgrims, 'What means this?' The Shepherds answered, 'This man is named Godly-man, and this garment is to show the innocency of his life. Now, those that throw dirt at him, are such as hate his well-doing; but, as you see the dirt will not stick upon his clothes, so it shall be with him that liveth truly innocently in the world. Whoever they be that would make such men dirty, they labour all in vain; for God, by that a little time is spent, will cause that their innocence shall break forth as the light, and their righteousness as the noon-day.'"

3 comments:

Rosebud said...

So good!!

Alaina said...

That is good! It presents a very clear picture, too.

Anderson Family said...

that is a great picture!! Thanks for sharing it.-your sis.