Arabula: The Divine Guest

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Society of Metaphysicians Limited, Feb 17, 2000 - 403 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: tear for the Roman gladiator, but the Romans dropped no tear for him?he was only a savage. 3 The cure for every ill is the force that continues us till to-morrow. It is very beautiful, it is very comforting, it is very supporting. Traveling through the valley of Baca it makes the barren place a well, the water filling the pools. To be hopeless is to be unbelieving. To despond is to discard the Thought of the age. 4 It is said that our people have lost the faculty of praying. It is true that they do not, as they did, resort to stated and formal exercises of devotion: they do not kneel as they used to do, and offer special petitions for special gifts, expecting special answers. But of Prayino, in the deep and genuine sense, there was never so much as there is now. There was never so MEDITATIONS OF SAMUEL IN THE TEMPLE. much looking out toward Ihe Infinite ?never so much craving for light, and life, and immortality. 5 A new form of religious faith is folded up in this Thought of our century. It is the soul of a new- interpretation of Christianity; the spirit of a new dispensation. Man is not to be molded by spirituality, but to be developed by it. Religion the highest expression of man; not the prolbundest impression upon him. Religion that thing which reveals to man his greatness, not that thing which charges him with his littleness; a religion which reveals his angelic nature, notwhich insists on the demonic. 6 The Bible is a sacred record of man's holiest and teuderest experiences heavenward and Godward? the Book of Books, because the Soul's Book?inspired as all liee Soul's Books are. 8. S. Brittan, the preacher, editor, and author, was among thefirst and moat effective pioneer a in the new vineyard. After many years of incessant devotion to the work, he sa...

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