One morning, while walking to the office, I met two little fellows who were trying a race on their way to school. One was well in advance of the other, and the boy who was behind called out, "Oh, it's all right for you; but look at the heavy boots I have on!" I did not stop to investigate the validity of his complaint, but imbibed the lesson in metaphysics which the little incident afforded.

We need to watch the human tendency to complain of the burdens which seem to retard our progress in the understanding of things spiritual. How much better it is, if instead of whining we realize that obstacles and difficulties give us countless opportunities to prove the nothingness of evil and man's God-given dominion over the belief in its reality. The apostle doubtless wrote from the depths of his own experience when he sent this exhortation to the Hebrews: "Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."

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April 20, 1912

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