1.  Be constantly committed to prayer or to reading [Scripture]; by praying, you speak to God, in reading, God speaks to you.

2.  May all Christians be found worthy of either the pure white crown of a holy life or the royal red crown of martyrdom.

3.  It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and good people who have learned the great secret of life. They have found a joy and wisdom which is a thousand times better than any of the pleasures of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians. . . and I am one of them.

 

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