Signs of the times

The Reverend Carleton M. Fisher, D.D. in The Universalist Leader Boston, Massachusetts

Albert Schweitzer made the comment, "Because, while I was busied with the history of earlier Christianity, I had so often to deal with the results of its sin against truth in history, I have become a keen worker for honesty in our Christianity of today."

As religious liberals, that, I believe, has always been our major concern: that in the name of Christ, so much of the essential meaning of Jesus should have been lost to men! Dr. Schweitzer, with his concept of "reverence for life,'" believes that the essential core of Christianity is to be found in that insight of Jesus:—that only through love can man come to God—can man approach the real meaning of life. All living knowledge of God rests upon this foundation, says Schweitzer— that we experience God in our lives as the will-to-love....

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