The virtue of paganism was strength the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
The intellect of the wise is like glass it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
Thought is the wind knowledge the sail and mankind the vessel.
To Adam Paradise was home. To the good among his descendants home is paradise.
Love it has been said flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?
The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.