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Will

"Stronger than woe is will." —Edwin ArnoldBe it unto thee even as thou wilt. —Jesus All power is most effectually applied through concentration. In mechanics we bring the tempered steel to a fine point to pierce the solid substance or to an edge for cutting. Thought can both pierce and…
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The Evolution of Power

That power which the disciple shall covet is that which shall make him appear as nothing in the eyes of men. —"Light on the Path." Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any…
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Miserable Offenders

My peace I give unto you. —Jesus The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is that it scatters your force. It loses your time and blurs the impression of your character. And of course so much force is withdrawn from your proper life. —Emerson Sunday…
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Christ and Jesus

The Son of God naturally must be a living image of the Father. "And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Sonship, latent, potential, or dynamic therefore must include the whole human family. The image may…
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The Mission of Jesus

Worship's deeper meaning liesIn mercy, and not sacrifice.Not proud humilities of senseAnd posturing of penitence,But love's unforced obedience;Christ dwells not afar,But here, amidst the poor and blind,The bound and suffering of our kind;In works we do, in prayers we pray,Life of our life, he lives today.—John Greenlead Whittier On a…
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The Effort of Jesus to Overcome Death

Up to this time—I was fifty years old, or thereabouts—my search for eternal life was confined to persons and things outside of myself. I was constantly looking for someone who knew more on the subject than I did, in order that I might hitch myself to his ideas and get…
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Insomnia

Dwell up there in the simple and noble regions of thy life. Obey thy heart and thou shalt reproduce the foreworld again.— Emerson. Who of us has not suffered from sleepless nights? The subjective life in which, as Macdonald so quaintly suggests, our souls go home to their father's house…
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The Law and the Prophets

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.—Jesus in Matthew 7:12 If thou wilt enter into life; keep the Commandments.—Jesus in Matthew 19:17 The commandments and precepts of Jesus were given to…
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Jesus and the Christ-Life

One of the brightest jewels in the character of Jesus was his consistency. At the commencement of his career, when he preached that incomparable sermon on the mount, he enunciated the guiding principles of his life. He told man to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,‘ ‘Resist…
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The Testimony of Jesus to Himself

In our third chapter we passed in brief review the teaching of Jesus, But there the objection met us, that what attested Jesus Christ was miracles, and the preternatural fulfilment in him of certain detailed predictions made about him long before. We had to pause and deal with this objection.…
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