Signs of the Times

Canon A. H. Walker in the Niagara Falls Evening Review Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

"Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone."

This is one of the paradoxes of Jesus and a paradox of life. The principle He sets forth is very simple, something which everyone has observed.... But no one seems to have seen in this fact a parallel of this principle in the moral and spiritual life of man—human behaviour—until Jesus gave expression to it. The commonplace and the familiar seem unlikely places to find profound truth. Few men, indeed, see "earth crammed with heaven" and fewer still see "every common bush afire with God.' But Jesus did.

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April 11, 1959

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