FROM OUR EXCHANGES

[From The Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland.]

Rev. J. O. Hannay in recent sermon at St. Patrick's Cathedral said, "Did ever men need the salt among them more than we do? Did ever men grope more helplessly for want of the light? We need men among us who believe—believe not necessarily this doctrine or that, this formulated creed, this authorized explanation of Christ's person and work, or the other, but men who believe in the spirit of Christ's teaching, in the unconquerable might of love, of self-denial, of altruistic labor, of plain right doing and truth speaking, without regard to consequences. These, if we had them, would be the salt of our country, the light of our land. There never yet was, there cannot be, a state of society so hopeless but men of this kind would save it. There never yet were problems so complex and difficult but lives lived in this spirit would shed, unconsciously perhaps, in total ignorance of their high destiny, the light of God upon them. Whence are such men to come? They will be begotten, as such men always are, by the Spirit of God, the Spirit which, like the wind, bloweth where it listeth. From the Spirit of God, and from it alone, these men, when they appear in the world, draw the impulse of their being."

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