Signs of the Times

[Bishop Hobson, in the Ohio Diocesan Messenger, as quoted in the Church Times, Milwaukee, Wisconsin]

The man of courage and faith faces the depression as a glorious opportunity. One man looks down, seeking in vain amid the material confusion of this world for a solid spot on which he can stand. The other man looks up, believing "that all things work together for good to them that love God," and sees a vision of a hard road which leads upward out of the valley of depression. The way is open to him who is not afraid to climb. Christian face the greatest chance of their lives. Time after time in the church's history it has been proved that a great victory can be won only when there is a strong enemy to overcome. The enemy "depression" is at hand and is shouting, "Less to live on! Less to live on!" The Christian's reply is, "More to live for!"

More to live for in our communities where we have an opportunity to show forth Christ's example of unselfish service and sacrificial love! More to live for in our nation in expressing a Christian patriotism and honesty in government! More to live for in the world which yearns for a new vision of God's fatherhood and man's brotherhood! More to live for in the church in establishing the supremacy of spiritual values! We can win a great victory in this year of depression if our spirit is expressed in the watchword: "Less to live on, but more to live for."

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August 12, 1933

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