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The Light of ReasonDecember 1903Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. IV. December 1st, 1903 No. 6 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. Each experience has its use, and every condition in which we see ourselves as we look back, holds for us some lesson…
'Tis sure the highest science to forget.—Pope How often we hear it said: "I can forgive an insult but I cannot forget it!" Sometimes the words are spoken regretfully as though the speaker would add, "I wish I could forget it." But oftener is there not in the thought of…
How oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?—Matt. xviii. 21. Hath any wronged thee thoughtlessly?Then grant to him forgiveness,Lest by thy lack of charityThou cause him further to transgress. Hath any wronged thee consciouslyAnd afterwards repented sore?Oh! grant to him a pardon free,And thou wilt ne’er…
"There is a time for everything," said the Teacher of old time, and surely the present time—the closing month of the year—may well be called the time for retrospection. We usually associate the beginning of a New Year with renewed vows, fresh enterprises, and intensified vigor. With what new resolves…
Through an ancient narrative, devoutly and literally accepted by the many, and regarded in a mystical light by the few, the hearts of millions throughout Europe and where-else-soever Europeans have settled, are periodically stirred. With us, the streets become bright with light and color, and amid wreaths of greenery a…
If men only understoodThat the wrong act of a BrotherShould not call from them another,But should be annulled with kindness,That their eyes should aid his blindness,They would find the Heavenly PortalLeading on to Love immortal—If they only understood. If men only understoodThat their wrong can never smotherThe wrong-doing of another;That…

Anger

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Angry thoughts lead to foolish, insane acts. Anger wastes vitality, clouds the reason, and blinds its victim to all that is wisest and best to do in irritating circumstances. Life’s joys and sweetest friendships are sacrificed by one who falls under the dominion of the demon of rage. During anger…
The year is fading, and another lesser eternity of twelve months, with all that it contains, will soon be relegated to the irrecoverable past. Reader, have you ever meditated deeply and seriously on the truth of Transitoriness? Have you yet perceived how all compounded things must pass away; yea, how…
I do believe a grand thought never dies;I do believe that after-love is best;When the strange fire that lay within the eyesAnd the wild singing of the heart’s unrestHave passed away, and we are calm and wise,And think upon the love that makes us blest,I do believe there’s more of…
Epictetus the Stoic possessed that nobility and dignity of mind which at once places him among the world’s sages and philosophers. Centuries have passed since his words, full of the beauty of truth, were uttered, yet despite the hand of time, and the accumulation of knowledge, the thoughts are as…
Grieve not, though men thy meaning miss,Though thine intention they suspect:It matters not, but stoop and kissThy cross, content that e'en in thisGod hath thy need, nor will reject. Grieve not, though misconstrued may beThy act, thy word: it were as well.The motive matters.  Who shall seeBeyond what each conceives…

Faith

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There is probably no word in the English language which has been so frequently misapplied and misapprehended as this very simple yet forceful one—"Faith." The intellectual attitude which the word is supposed to express has been often confused with blind credulity in the face of seemingly contradictory facts. Hence, Voltaire…
Out from the dim past there flashes a "Light" of exceeding glory. The light of one whose birth the ages foretold; of one whom all Nature heralded with paens; of one who came filled with the Love Divine that marks the Savior. Filled with the joy and warmth of youth;…

Home

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"Thy kingdom come." Let the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Work, and the Spirit of Love dwell within your household, and life shall be a glad song. No burdened ones shall dwell there, for as soon as they cross the threshold, the burdens shall drop away and shall be…
There are those who possess the faculty of eliminating the obnoxious things from memory. To such life is always possessing something new and fresh. Again, there are those who retain all the sorrowful things of life. Such as these soon degenerate into fatalists and poison the atmosphere with their pessimistic…
V. P. W.—We neither require nor claim any "right" to the use of the word "Christ as a name of authority" in this journal. All men are free to so employ that name. Sometimes by the word Christ is meant the universal Christ spirit, and sometimes Jesus the Christ, so…
Meetings of the North London[] Group are being held, through the kindness of Mrs. Walker, at her home, "Holbein," Torrington Park, North Finchley[].  On November 7th Mr. E. Willmore gave an address on "The Kingdom of Heaven." Readers wishing to join should apply to the Secretary, Mr. Sydney Rist, 39,…