Signs of the Times

Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine

The Rev. Dr. Harold Blake Walker First Presbyterian Church, Evanston in Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine Chicago, Illinois

There is [a] portrait ... of a Lonely Man bearing a cross, wearing a crown of thorns, and toiling along the cobbled streets of Jerusalem. He did not have to be where He was, except for something in Himself. He could have retreated, left the evils of His time quite undisturbed, except for that inner whisper: "Not my will, but thine, be done." His life linked to God's intention for mankind, Jesus could be steadfast, sure that in the end there would be a vindication. And there was. It came in a glorious shout, "He is risen."

It never is easy to be steadfast and loyal to the highest in the world as it is. A hundred presures drive us this way or that, inviting the expedient, calling for easy compromise, threatening our integrity of spirit. But if we know our lives are linked creatively to the splendor of God's purpose, we can come thru triumphant, sustained by a tender care. ...

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March 28, 1964

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