Hmmm… A Spoonful of Sugar or Biting an Ear Off

Henry Drummond, Scottish evangelist, author and lecturer reflected on 1 Corinthians 13 in his 1874 classic “The Greatest Thing in the World”. In it Drummond notes, “the peculiarity of ill temper is that it is the vice of the virtuous. It is often the one blot on an otherwise noble character. You know men who are all but perfect, and women who would be entirely perfect, but for an easily ruffled, quick-tempered, or ‘touchy’ disposition.” In other words, an irritable spirit can turn Mary Poppins into Cruella De Vil and Andy Griffith into Mike Tyson.

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