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"JESUS: AMERICAN CITIZEN'' LOVE
SUPREME THING IN HIS LIFE
BY THE REV. CHARLES STELZLE
To Jesus, love is the supreme
thing in life. It overshadows every
thing else citizenship, politics, jus
tice"; religions, business and all that
engages the attention of men!
He says love is the greatest thing
in the world it is "the fulfilling of
This is what makes his own love
so wonderful. It isn't a vague, van
ishing thing something that disap
pears into thin air when you need it
most, and expect most from it it is
strong, passionate, manly.
Neither is it so colorless and gen
eral that it means little to individ
uals. The love of Jesus attracts men
little groups of them have gotten
closer to him than the crowd.
One man a fisherman is known
as "the one whom Jesus loves"
only because he seems to understand
Jesus better than the rest of us.
His home is always open to those
who wish to know him.
Sometimes men come to him by
night to talk out their hearts. And
Jesus never deals in platitudes that
sound fine enough, but never get you
It's because He puts His own heart
into His speech that men are won by
Him you quickly see that it is love
which prompts Him He cares little
about fine phrases.
When men call on Jesus He speaks
in plain, rugged language which ev
erybody can understand.
Neighborliness is one of His chief
Somebody asked Him one day:
"And who is my neighbor?" And He
told a story a parable about a
man in this town, who is despised
because of his race. This man
proved that he was a better neigh
bor than some of the highbrows who
wouldn't associate with a poor chap
who had been beaten by the gang, j
Jesus loves this town. He loves
its people. .
He would give himself for them in
service, even to the point of sacrific
ing all that He might claim as His
own time, comfort, convenience. 4b
He has said that He would give His
life for His friends a man couldn't
do more than this.
That's why Jesus, the citizen, may
have anything that He wants in this
town. The wonderfully strange thing
about it is that he doesn't want fa
vors He's quite willing that others
should have them, and He is all the
time pouring them into others' lives.
He is great just as a citizen He
doesn't need any other honors in or
der to stand out recognized for
what He is worth.
By Biddy Bye.
Breakfast Oatmeal and
Luncheon Scrambled eggs, let
tuce with French dressing, corn
gems, stewed fruit, tea.
Dinner Baked beans with cheese
sauce, stewed parsnips and '-peas,
orange tapioca and sponge cake, coffee.
Breakfast tanned pears, French
Luncheon Potato chowder, brown
bread, pineapple salad, tea.
Dinner Cottage pie, string bean
salad, rice pudding and sponge cake,
Tallahassee, Fla. W. J. Bryan'
telegraphs Pres. Wilson asking to be
enrolled as a private and assigned to
any work he can do until called to'
Washington. $18,000,000 saved
on navy's bill for 1917 by price agree
ment effected with manufacturers by