Don The Armour

June 20, 2023

Atheism needs not be planted; you do enough to make your children such, if you do not endeavor to plant religion in their minds … This is the difference between religion and atheism. Religion doth not grow without planting, but will die even where it is planted, without watering; atheism, irreligion, and profaneness are weeds that will grow without setting, but they will not die without plucking up.

William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour


My uncle recently bought a piece of property with an old farmhouse. No one had lived there in years, and the house was overrun by weeds, rodents, insects, and everything else you can think of. The lack of a caretaker caused the outside world to creep in and finally claim the house. The same is true of our minds. If we aren’t tending to our faith, the outside world will overtake it, and the work to renovate or rebuild is much more laborious than the daily upkeep required to keep it clean.