"For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church and commonwealth to consider and look what you do"
- Anne Hutchinson
About this Quote
Anne Hutchinson was a Puritan religious leader in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1600s. In this quote, she is addressing the court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and advising them to consider their actions carefully. She is referencing a scripture from the Bible, which she thinks has been satisfied. She is asking to consider their actions due to their faith and the well-being of the church and the colony. She is reminding them to be mindful of their duties to God and the community. By doing so, she is hoping that they will make decisions that are in line with their faith which will benefit the church and the colony. Her words are a tip to be thoughtful and considerate in our actions, and to constantly keep God and the community in mind.
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