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The Light of ReasonMay 1902Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. I. May 1st, 1902 No. 5 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. The signs of the heavens are easily read by the eye of sense, but the signs of the times are discerned only…
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The Irresistible Force and the Immovable Mass

One of the problems propounded by the old schoolmen of the Middle Ages was, What would happen if an irresistible force encountered an immovable mass? We need not trouble ourselves as to how these philosophers resolved the difficulty: for people like us, who are fighting the battle of life in…
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Living by the Spirit

"As a man thinketh in his heart so is he," is a very true saying. Not by giving to the if poor, by works of charity and righteousness the outward make up of a good man or woman—shall we be judged—and saved—and are ever being judged now, but by the…
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Myself and You (Poem)

There are only myself and you in the world,There are only myself and you;'Tis clear, then, that I unto you should be kind,And that you unto me should be true. And if I unto you could be always kind,And you unto me could be true,Then the criminal courts could all…
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The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God is at hand—yea, closer than hands and feet—for the Kingdom is of the Spirit and of a redeemed and spiritualized humanity; Humanity perfected. The constitution and building up of this Kingdom is to be completed by Humanity itself. The promise is everlasting and eternal, only waiting…
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Life's Bearings

"A painted ship upon a painted ocean." Such is the world's favorite emblem of that essentially unstable, moving, restless, transitory thing we call Human Life. The parallel has been traced in poetry and painting in a thousand different ways, all more or less familiar; but there are two points connected…
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Reflection (Poem)

Behold the Kingdom of God is within you.(Luke 17:21) To seek the kingdom of the mighty God,Must we explore immeasurable space?Or, on the earth where mortal man ne'er trod,Shall we discover that most holy place? Ah, no! we need not travel far to findWhere God is King. The universe displaysThe…
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What the Poplar Tree Said to Me

I was very weary, weary with a great soul weariness—a burden of worry and anxiety pressed hard upon my spirit—I was careful and troubled about many things. Was this course the right one? Was all well with me and mine? Such being a few of the vexing questions that crowded…
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A Better Way

It is one of the easiest things in the world to find fault with other people's work and ideas, and the man who is mostly wrong himself will have the most fault to find with others. Some people seem to pride themselves on condemning anything and everything that they come…
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Spiritual Effort

What would you say of a man who, wanting to possess a mansion in which to dwell peacefully, purchased the site, and then knelt down and asked God to build the house for him? Would you not say that such a man was foolish? And of another man who, having…
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Faith (Poem)

Never a moment in the dusty street,But conscious of a guiding hand that cheers:When striving in the City's noise and heat,Knowing of drooping joys or darkened tears,To feel the breath of Heavenly Love inflow,And emanate, to heal this City's woe. Never a moment fraught with human pain,At seeming loss of…
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Perfect Peace

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose heart is stayed on Thee.—The Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 26:3) Although thousands of years have elapsed since the prophet Isaiah gave utterance to these beautiful words, the truth which they embody is unrealized by the majority of man-kind today. In their blindness they…
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The Infallible Adjustment

How complete in every particular is the Law of justice! How fine its relations and how exact its claims! Indeed, if we make a careful and impartial investigation we shall find that the Universe, in all its departments, adaptations and sequences, is built upon the plan of Universal Justice. The…
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The Light of Reason (Poem)

Suggested on reading The Light of Reason The light of reason, say, what can it be?—The light of God, the Father-Principle;The great First Cause, at whose commanding wordDay dawned and thickest darkness fled away.Oh darkness! sable darkness! What art thou?—The absence of a single golden ray.Wrap, wrap me not in…
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Our Talk With Correspondents

J. H. R.—You ask for a further elucidation of our article on "Temptation." Your questions and our replies are as follows:— "I believe that Adam was created a perfect man; how therefore could he be tempted 'because of the evil that was within him?'"You have formed an opinion about Adam,…
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Reviews of Books

The Journal of John Woolman. Published by Headley Brothers, 14, Bishopsgate Street Without, London, E.C. This is the autobiography of a man who, whilst living a comparatively obscure and humble life, so impressed his sterling moral and spiritual qualities upon his generation, as to have become the initial instrument in…
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Magazines Received

"Harmony" A magazine devoted to Divine Science. Edited and published by C. L. and M. E. Cramer, 3360 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A. Monthly. "The Circle of Light" Edited by Georgina McIntyre 506, N. Central Avenue, Austin Station, Chicago, Ill.,. U.S.A. Monthly. "Philo" Edited by D. Gregorson, Santa Barbara,…
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