Signs of the Times

[From the Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, Missouri]

Christmas is the one religious holiday that is celebrated throughout the world. Even in lands that are not Christian, it is given more or less recognition. And in all countries that are predominantly Christian, it is one observance upon which the numerous divisions of Christianity unite. Whatever their differences of creed, however bitter may be the sectarian prejudices among them, they are together in this. It is an annual reminder that they all started from the same point; that their religion has its roots in the same source; that however widely they may be separated, now they are fundamentally akin. What a pity it is that this reminder does not waken the dormant sentiments of kinship, and stimulate closer co-operation, if not union, among them, for the common interests of the cause which they all in different ways seek to advance!

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December 22, 1934

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