No one thing, perhaps, has stood between mortal man and his happiness and peace more effectively than his belief in and apprehension of death.
Some time ago my attention was arrested by an unusual episode in connection with the burning of a boat called the "General Slocum.
One morning, from the topmost window of a city apartment, looking out into the open sky, I could see but two clouds—one small, luminous, and golden, radiant with the beauty of the morning; the other, dark, heavy, and unattractively spread out.
The demonstration of unity rests upon the recognition of one Mind governing the universe in absolute harmony, law, and order; in according to God all that belongs to Him who is able to maintain it in "beauty, grandeur, order," to quote the poet's words.
There is a great diversity of opinion as to what may be considered idolatry.
At a time when our Government is making what are undeniably just demands upon its citizens in the way of curtailing and revising their daily expenditures, especially in the way of food, it might be well for us to determine the spiritual significance of these demands and their relation to individual growth.