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September 8, 1909.
the name of the lowly Xaz; down-trodden of the Dark are these things to be ex] possible explanation. Am to us to know something o something of the mysteric kingdom. YYe live in an age \vh< Kverything about us calls Waves of ether transmit 01 current annihilates space fc a spiritual insight into t Providence that the ancien vain. Poor old Job won ignoramus today, and \v< be constrained to lift his 1 unbridled audacity. We 1 solid rock so persistently times; we have climbed to peering almost into the w< itself?from which emanat by which He leads His pe< eouslv there arises to our quisite chant, "Lead, Kin< helpful to the bewildered "So long Thy power has Will lead me on O'er moor and fen, o'er cr The night is gone; And with the morn those Which 1 have loved long si Hut what does all this of today? Cain's question tion of the ages, "Am I m\ and the Word of God sett much as ye have done it u my brethren, ye have don< that wonderful parable of Paul's answer to the Mace help us!" If, then, this cp swered in the affirmative, about the kind of keeping brother? Officials visit on stitutions at stated interv are being kept, and they ingly. Hut what report is in which we are dischar^ kingdom of Christ, our tr the Lord, of our brethret Bread of Life and the milk of human kindness curdle< blighting influence of coi tered lives? When the question is ad i no t\%\ t Ku < vl ?MI in v. waitiivv'vrwi a wi the ni^ht?" shall our answ ous, confident tones, "A1 cometh"? Nehemiah, reh <lesolate Jerusalem, instru each auainst his own hous< i .nihility for that particular dividual worker. (But > that he did not tell him to THE PRESBYTERL arene, for the benighted and Continent? How, I repeat, plained? There is but one i we know, for it is given f the hidden oracles of God, >us working of his spiritual mi to be living is sublime, i for the intensest activity, iir thoughts, and the electric ir our bodies. We are given he mysterious working of ts longed for, sought for, in Id be in many respects an lrld-famed Solomon would lands in holy horror at our lave placed our feet on the reached for in patriarchal heights from which we are Drkshop of the Divine Mind :e those purposes and plans ople on. And how spontanlips Cardinal Newman's exily Light,"' so cheering and wayfarer of earth: blessed me, sure it still ag and torrent, till angel faces smile, ince, and lost awhile!" mean to the Christian man has been the sphinx's ques brother's keeper?" If so? les that for all time?"Inasnto one of the least of these i it unto me"; and again, in the Good Samaritan; and in donian cry, "Gome over and lest ion is perforce to be antnay 1 ask another: "What ?" How are we keeping our r jails and eleemosynary in ais to see now me inmates report their hnding accord, to he made of the manner jing our obligations in the eatment of our brethren in 1 around us calling for the ; of the Word? lias the milk 1 in our breasts through the nmercialism or of self-cendressed to each of us, standf /ion, "Watchman, what of er come ringing back in joyl is well and the morning uikling the wasted walls of cted his workmen to build e, thus throwing the responwork directly upon the in'ou may notice in passing stop with that.) The com A.N OF THE SOUTH. mand from the later leader c ringing down the centuries, In Jerusalem, in Judea, in Sa parts of the earth. It is not given to all of u aries, nor even to be ordaine 1 like to dwell upon the Abel, Lazarus, of the Bible?upon lad with loaves and fishes, tainlv no exemptions in that not only to China, but to Y< only to Alaska and amonj amongst the effete "isms" ( heresy finds rankest express most gifted son. Dr. Charles versity. Or it may be you a of Chicago, the foreign cong City; or to the negro of the ! child and the woman of the : woolen factories, the sheeny, go, carry the Bread of Life to of man. whoever and where X nao vuw |ni/-/.itu iilllV.1 Ecclesiastes, "There are no In the light of the great mo the present day. in their v: brotherhoods, the Gideons. 1 our men enlisting for the \ There are no discharges. J that passes in review before i tions of men. bound together of "Brother," washed in tl Lamb, singing together in on< that no unfallen angel of all tion to our God which sittt unto the Lamb!" Indeed, w be! As Robert Browning "We shall be equal to the la: Be classed according to life Fathers, sons, brothers, frit Nor gifted." Now, my brother, what is mine? Have you conseci means, your powers, to the s better, a stronger claim upon for He intercedeth for you v not be uttered, He sweats, a blood for you? Do you belie in a gospel of work as well a you a faith that proves itself ing that faith without wor reached that stage of self-al cry out with eagerness of h send me!" This is what I conceive to "Men and missions"?man i passing through this life on ; bearing this urgent message brothers, "Be ye reconciled t mission, indeed. Why sho cati we substitute that is bett indifference, of strife with t why, when "Ged so lovecl th< * * 7 >t Christian forces comes heavilv charged tn us? maria, into the uttermost is to he foreign missiond to the gospel ministry, the Caleb, the Luke, the the Syrian maid and the But yet. there are cercommission. The call is aitng county. Texas; not ^st the Hottentots, but >f New England, whose ion in the mouth of her > Eliot, of Harvard Uni re needed in the anarchy lomeration of New York Southern cotton field, the Massachusetts cotton and the hobo, the greaser? all classes and conditions ver he may be. 1 over the statement in discharges in that war!" vement of the laymen of irious organizations, the :he Y. M. C. A., we see var and for life service. Mid it is a grand parade us?all classes and condiby the talismanic symbol le blood of the paschal i mighty chorus, the song heaven can sing: "Salva:th upon the throne and lint n mtKarimr fliof ..ft CI 6OC..V..US lllttk oil! beautifully puts it: it, s natural ranks. nul?not rich, nor wise, your part in all this?and ated your heart, your ervice of Him who- has a you that has any other? nth groanings which can s it were, great drops of tve in a personal Saviour, s a gospel of love? Have by its works, rememberks is dead? Have you ^negation when you can eart, "Here am I. Lord, be meant by the legend, n a sent condition, man an errand for the Master, to his wandering, erratic o God!" It is a idorious ultl we shirk it? What er?a life of inactivity, of he Spirit of God? Yes, i world that He gave His