No Reason to Complain

Wow! When I received this in my inbox, I sat there very taken by the first line of this quote. So, true, but sadly this is not what I think of when I'm tempted to complain...

You have no reason to complain, as long as you are out of hell. Do you murmur, because you are under pain and sickness? Nay, bless God, you are not there where the worm never dies! Do you grudge, that you are not in so good a condition in the world as some of your neighbors are? Be thankful, rather, that you are not in the condition of the damned! Is your money gone from you? Thank God that the fire of His wrath has not consumed you! Kiss the rod, O sinner! and acknowledge mercy!

- Thomas Boston

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