Signs of the Times

[From the Mail & Empire,Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 16, 1925]

That no more momentous assertion had ever come to a perplexed and distressed world than the divine utterance, "Love never faileth," was the claim eloquently made recently by Principal McKinnon, of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in delivering a sermon to the students of the University of Toronto in Convocation Hall. Principal McKinnon chose as his text these words of Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians....

The speaker declared at the outset that never in the history of the world was there greater need than to-day of love and friendship and mutual understanding.... The church of Christ has a key that can force every lock, a key to lead us out of our difficulties and fears, and that key is the assurance of a love that never faileth. Yet why is it we have made so little use of this key in the past? It is because we have appealed to the reason and to the understanding of men, rather than to their sympathies and their true feelings. We have relied in the past on education and science; and remarkable as the advances and growths of these things have been, they do not afford a solution to the problem.... What is the greatest world problem to-day? Is it not the all-important question of how all the races are going to live together in amity in this crowded world? We can only answer that question by making it the aim of our lives to cultivate friendship among the different nationalities, and in that way break down race barriers.

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July 4, 1925

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