For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.…
My brethren, we might well pause here to observe a feature of our common human nature. The impulsive force in life is not thought, not will, but desire. Thought sees its object, will gives orders with a view to attaining it; but without desire thought is powerless, and will, in the operative sense, does not exist. Desire is to the human soul what gravitation is to the heavenly bodies. Ascertain the object of a man's desire, and you know the direction in which his soul is moving. Ascertain the strength of a man's desire, and you know the rapidity of the soul's movement. In the memorable words of St. , "Whithersoever I am carried forward, it is desire that carries me."
Parallel VersesKJV: For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.