The New Things of God; Sermons

The New Things of God; Sermons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...with it its perpetual delight to ourselves and those whom we love, are we mindful of it? Or do we allow it to be crowded aside by what we call the pressure of business, or the multitude of our cares, or the justifying excuse that it has been expressed before, and everybody knows it already? Here at once is the summons of the text for more frequent expression of love that conquers all, of the love that satisfies the heart, the love which is in itself the joy and the supreme content of life. But this was by no means all in Mary's act. Love seeks comradeship; and comradeship is both the fruit and the root of love. Such dear friends walk hand in hand. We find strength in the sharing of a living presence. We utter our casual thought with the sweet consciousness that it is understood, and with eager expectancy of the prompt and sympathetic response. How desolate is the life which finds no response, the lonely life of one who has no comrades, or who has schooled himself perforce of hard necessity of nature or of experience, to withdraw within himself as the snail within his shell, and to travel in abiding loneliness. It is beautiful to think that our Lord, in His complete humanity, longed for that and responded to that which we find sweetest and best in our own life. The cherished friend is coming to our house. How often we busy ourselves anxiously with careful preparation, only, when he comes, to find ourselves too tired for the enjoyment of.the intercourse, the thought of which has filled our heart in anticipation. But when we are wise, how careful we are that there should be no such interruption, and how promptly, when the friend has come, we put all else aside and heart answereth to heart in the loving intercourse which often in its long experience...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519949
  • 9781236519948