January 1, 2010

An Empty Barrel

Profess men may, and make a noise, as the empty barrel maketh the biggest sound; but prove them, and they are full of air, full of emptiness, and that is all.

—John Bunyan, The Acceptable Sacrifice, 719. Regarding those who perform religious duties without a broken heart.

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