The Happy Man

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I like Lachlan Mackenzie. He’s one of the most adorable little boys I have ever seen (and I have three of my own)! My dear friends named him after the Scottish minister of the 18th century, so when I came across a portion of his writing, I paid good attention. Turns out it is worth repeating.

Lachlan Mackenzie (1754-1819) – The Happy Man:

The happy man was born in the city of Regeneration in the parish of Repentance unto Life. He has a large estate in the county of Christian Contentment. He was educated at the School of Obedience—and often does jobs of Self-denial. He wears the garment of Humility, and has another suit to put on when he goes to Court, called the Robe of Christ’s Righteousness. He is necessitated to travel through the world on his way to Heaven—but he walks through it as fast as he can. All his business along the way, is to make himself and others happy. He often walks in the valley of Self-Abasement, and sometimes climbs the mountains of Heavenly-mindedness. He breakfasts every morning on Spiritual Prayer, and sups every evening on the same. He has food to eat, which the world knows nothing of—and his drink is the sincere milk of the Word of God. Thus happy he lives—and happy he dies.

Photo: Wikipedia. Panorama of Lochcarron, Scotland, where Mackenzie was a pastor.