Early life Embley Park in Hampshire, now a school, was one of the family homes of William Nightingale. Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May into a rich, upper-class, well-connected British family at the Villa Colombaia,  in FlorenceTuscanyItaly, and was named after the city of her birth.
As a child she attended Church of England services with her family in Hampshire, Methodist chapels in Derbyshire the Nightingales were a dissenting family and continued to support the chapels of their Derbyshire workmen and tenants.
She was probably not confirmed records were not kept at that time and there is no reference in correspondence to a confirmation. She later prepared people for first communion and confirmation, so we know that she was not against the practice, but she seemed to take some interest in the fact that her friend General Gordon Gordon of Khartouman ardent, muscular Christian of the most extreme sort, had not been confirmed.
American book which converted me in —alas! There was such a striking chapter: Pharisees, Peter, and Judas even, all live now.
And, then it gave them as they appear in these days. Upon the cornerstone of faith in Jesus Christ, as the atoning sacrifice for sin, there is reared the superstructure of holy life and action; and a holy life is one which, from the impulse of love to God, is occupied with doing good to man.
The Cornerstone took the reader chapter by chapter from repentance through to the practical life built on it. Nightingale would thoroughly have agreed to its teaching, although her own life went on to social reform, doing good via improved institutions, while Abbott was much more geared to personal acts of charity.
Nightingale understood her call to service as one to save lives, by nursing the sick certainly, but also by social and Short bliography mary mother jesus florence nightingale reforms.
Her family did not permit her to nurse—too lower class an occupation—-so that Nightingale for more than fifteen years suffered the frustration of not being able to act on what she believed she had been called to do.
Later in life she could see that she was not ready to do the work that was really needed. A priest friend brought her communion at home. She was expert on the Bible, and read it and annotated it devotionally as well.
To give you at least some sense of this long spiritual journey there are four volumes on religion in the Collected Works I have drawn out material which gives her views of God, in three persons, and with the major religious figures who influenced her.
She complained about the omissions in the revision of the Bible for children: Should not, with the most important day that ever was in the world, the fullest account be given of it? At least the seven sayings of Christ on the cross should be given. She worked out the chronology of the last events in detail and provided it to the various relatives who asked for it.
O why could he, irreplaceable, not be spared? Oh may we not try to be perfect in giving even as the Father in heaven is perfect—in giving Him our best, even as He gave us His best?
Father, save me from this hour? And immediately as it were recollecting himself, but for this cause came I unto this hour.
Similarly she found comfort in the Beatitudes: Blessed are the fashionable but blessed are the persecuted, that is, they who have to work against fashion and popularity. Because it is so true. She wondered that Jesus was not more discouraged by the reaction to him: We are sensitive to offences committed against ourselves; but Christ was sensitive to offences committed against God.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. Nightingale in her Bible commented: We love him, because he first loved us. It is hard, both because of our own littleness, and because of our own hardness.
But, if this belief once take possession of our hearts, then are we redeemed indeed. It is not, God will not punish, we shall therefore not surely die.
It is, God loves us, therefore why will we die? One says that God is careless, the other that He is loving. This is the peace of God which passes all understanding, this belief, for it tells us that God is at peace with us already; we have only to be at peace with Him….
And those who have not yet believed it, and whose hearts are so full of sin that they are in no disposition to believe it, it is no less true even of them at this moment that God loves them.
Shall we put a limit which God has not put, to the degree in which even in this world the wonderful transformation shall be wrought upon us? This at least we know, that we cannot expect too much from God.Common Knowledge Book awards New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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