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The Indian Advocate. 107
in spring-time; the grass that was dried up comes to life again; the seed that decays in the earth springs up, full of life, in a new form. All these figures show us that what dis appears for a time can resume its former condition. As Ter tullian says, "All things come to an end, in order to begin anew." What we see in creatures is realized in man, in a much more sublime manner. God created man indestructi ble. O, magnificent hope! Man, who lives only a little while here below in the midst of miseries, has need of hope. What comfort is not contained in this dogma of the Church: "I expect the resurrection of the flesh and life everlasting!" O, consoling doctrine, which forms the triumph of our hope amidst the labors and sufferings of this life! We know that we are destined to rise with Jesus Christ: our tears will be changed into joy, our trials into delights, our poverty into abundance, our confusion into glory, our death into eternal life. In the day of bitter trial, the holy man Job found relief and solace in this hope. "1 know," said he, "that my Re deemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth, and I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God. This hope is laid in my bosom." All the martyrs and all the just have died in this hope, awaiting a new earth and new heavens, where the bodies of the saints will be glorious, impossible, immortal, shining like the sun, agile like spirits, where there will be no more sorrows or tears, but where all will be glory and happiness. O my God, who art all love! I thank Thee for having communicated to me, by Thy holy grace, the geim of a new life! Grant, O my God, that I may live and die piously, so as to rise again gloriously! Manf.ch. Statistics reveal that 7,000 million cigars were smoked in the United States last year, not counting those which Mrs. Nation snatched from the mouths of smokers.