An Explanation of Creation

Boston Transcript

REV. CHARLES G. AMES, D.D., of the Church of the Disciples, conducted the noon service Wednesday (December 18) at Kings Chapel. In a brief address he gave an explanation of the creation and drew from his remarks a lesson pertinent to the Christmas season.

"I wish," he said, "that we might have such a view of the world around and within us that we might believe that it is very good. In our struggles and trials it is a great help to look beyond ourselves and see the large outer world and be glad that we are here and that others are here to share the infinite goodness. I grow larger and gladder when I am in sympathy with all the inhabitants of the universe.

"Why should there be any creation at all? There is only one rational explanation of which I know. All these creatures are the offspring of Almighty goodness, and life is a bond of relationship with all the lives of the universe. Beasts do not know this; unspiritual men do not acknowledge it, yet this religious explanation of life adds a thousandfold to it. As life is a gift of love to us, it must be a gift of love to each other. I do not know why this scheme of being which runs down to the insect may not also run up to the infinite, uniting all forms of life with the common bond of love.'—Boston Transcript.

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