|A vile toad|
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As a sinner, you are far viler than a toad. Yet Christ was so far from making light of you and your happiness that He came down into the flesh, and lived a life of suffering, and offered Himself a sacrifice to the justice which He has provoked, that your miserable soul might have a remedy. It is no less than miracles of love and mercy that He has showed to us.
Richard Baxter (AD 1615 - 1691),
From his sermon Making Light of Christ and Salvation