Robert Murray M'Cheyne on self-examination concerning missionary zeal

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June 30. — Self-examination. Why is a missionary life so often an object of my thoughts? Is it simply for the love I bear to souls? Then, why do I not show it more where I am? Souls are as precious here as in Burmah. Does the romance of the business not weigh anything with me? — the interest and esteem I would carry with me? — the nice journals and letters I should write and receive?

Why would I so much rather go to the East than to the West Indies? Am I wholly deceiving my own heart? and have I not a spark of true missionary zeal? Lord, give me to understand and imitate the spirit of those unearthly words of Thy dear Son: ‘It is enough for the disciple that he be as his Master, and the servant as his Lord,’ ‘He that loveth father or mother more than Me, is not worthy of Me.’ Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

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