How little thou knewest, O Daniel,Thou man "greatly beloved,"In that time so far removed from ours,How thy undaunted faithfulnessTo the God whom thou alone wouldst glorify,Should shine adown the years,Bringing courage high to heartsTorn with terrifying doubts and fearsAt error's rampant claim to law and power.
Among the first things the earnest beginner learns in Christian Science is that he starts out at once with an unexpected patient on his hands, and one of the most troublesome he will ever have to deal with.
No two people tread exactly the same human pathway in their endeavor to pattern their lives after the great Exemplar of Truth, Christ Jesus.
How many sufferers sit daily by the wayside, blindly begging an alms of pity and crumbs of comfort from human agencies! While suffering the selfish neglect of a world too busy laying up its treasures on earth, they fail to realize that the Christ is ever present on the highway of life, even though oftentimes hidden from view.
Isaiah, in signifying the office of the Christ, presents God as saying, "I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
On the writer's desk an ivy plant grows in a little jardiniere.