Signs of the Times

From an article in The Cadle Call Indianapolis, Indiana

He is a very intelligent, cultured, normal sort of a man. Coming in for an interview he said, "I don't know what's wrong with me. I have plenty of friends; ... I have an enviable job; I have a nice home; I am free to go where I want to and yet I am wretchedly unhappy. Something is missing ... that is all-important but I don't know what it is." I ... said, "My friend, I know what is missing in your life. ... You have everything but love, and the only source of love—that is, satisfying, eternal love—the only source, is God."

Years ago the inimitable Rudyard Kipling was very ill with typhoid fever. ... As he lay there he kept mumbling something to himself. The family tried to find out what he wanted, but with no success One morning the nurse bent over his frail form and said. "Mr. Kipling, what do you want?" For a few moments the restlessness left him, he opened his eyes slowly and said feebly, "I want God." Undeniably this is the cry of a restless bewildered age. Everybody needs God. And God is love.

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March 18, 1967

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