Signs of the Times

[Rev. Hugh B. Fouke, Jr., as quoted in the Oregonian, Portland, Oregon]

We go on hearing and failing to heed. The inadequacy of our doing, in view of all the hearing we have done, is arousing prophets with stirring calls summoning the church back to Christ [Jesus] and his motive of life, his mission of mercy, and his message of peace and good will among men. It is not the bad things one hears that do damage half so much as failure to act on the good things. When we shall have learned to stop spending so much time thinking about wrong, and spend more thinking of right, we shall have learned the first step toward Jesus' way of life. It is this vital, dynamic way of life to which Christ [Jesus] calls and along which one will find that fruit-bearing quality of life that will become as the salt of the world, the light of the world, the leavening process that puts into life its eternal quality. There is perhaps no greater danger threatening the character of mankind to-day than the danger of allowing hard, beaten paths to be worn along the glorious commonplace highways of life.

[From the Journal, Turlock, California]

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June 23, 1928

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