Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #40

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Our Ordained Chaplains scripture verse for today is Ephesians 5:2 which reads, “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Augustine. He said, “He that loveth little prayeth little, he that loveth much prayeth much.”

In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “The Call to the MInistry: Borders of the Promised Land” (Part 12):

I recall also that my hopes for the future centered upon a trip into the country to which she had given her consent. As soon as the arbutus came into bloom, we were to visit some of my old haunts in New Hampshire. For this I made elaborate plans. I intended to go up a day or two beforehand to look over the ground and find the most likely spots.

But Alice planned it otherwise. She had heard of a place nearby at Ponemah, New Hampshire, and in a somewhat belated letter, written on her official stationery, she vetoed rny plan. What was more, she announced that a friend of hers would be coming with us. It was a letter that hurt, and I gave way to the same reaction of weakness which had followed the “call” at New Haven in 1905. In consequence, I went to Lowell with a wrong “set,” or attitude.