[Written for the Sentinel]

Great Possessions

He was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.—Mark 10:22.

My great possessions lie before me spread,With all the dear associations:Treasures of by-gone days;Things I learned in childhood; took to my heartand lived with; fought for;Some whom I loved and shared my treasures with.I sit amongst my treasures,Touching them sadly, loving each the more;And yet, I see before me there—an open door!I hear the words,Take up the cross, and come, and follow me!

September 22, 1923

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