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There are many who look forward to a future life which they believe will bring them more happiness than they find in the present. As they thus look forward or peer into the future, opportunities for doing good present themselves in vain. We should be more mentally awake to the present and its opportunities for serving God and man, and our thoughts should not be overmuch wrapt up in our contemplation of the future, thereby losing the blessings received by those who are now working in the Master's vineyard. Longfellow realized the futility of centering one's thoughts on the future when he wrote:—
Trust no future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, act in the living present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!
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JOHN B. WILLIS
GROVER CLEVELAND MIDDLETON
"Son, thou art ever with me"
ROBERT C. J. WERE
MAUD W. MAKEMSON
The Letter and the Spirit
WILLIAM S. CAMPBELL
"To depart from evil is understanding"
HARRY E. SHANAHAN
"The desert a resting-place"
Gustavus S. Paine
I wish to express through the Sentinel my sincere appreciation...
Dorothy G. Renner
It is with the deepest sense of joy and gratitude that I...
Blanche Beach Johnson with contributions from Deane S. Johnson, Gwendolyn M. L. Thomas
Having received many blessings from reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...
One evening some time ago I was lifting a saucepan...
Stella H. Bertram
With gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for...
I have been prompted many times, while reading the...
Marcus M. Swenson
It required three months of persuasion on the part of a...
I greatly desire to testify to the great good that has...
Rebecca Morton Long
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Frederick W. Betts, George R. Dodson, L. T. Hobhouse, Arnold Bennett Hall, Stuart P. Sherman