BY GEORGE ARTHUR ANDREWS
"I will pray the Father, and he shall give you anotherComforter, that he may abide with you forever. . . . He shallteach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrancewhatsoever I have said unto you." — John 14: 16, 26.Apparently many people believe that theprincipal use of religion is to be found inits promised consolation. This mistakennotion is seemingly held not only by the mul-titudes who never think of embracing re-ligion at all except in time of sorrow, butalso by many of the very exponents of re-ligion who are wont to present it, dressed,as it were, always in the garb of mourning.Thus preachers of the religion of Jesus havebeen known to tell the happy youths in theircongregations that though they may not feelthe need of religion now, when sorrowsand troubles come, when they get old andwhen they must think of death, then theywill need religion for consolation and forhelp. It is, perhaps, only natural that thesehappy youths, thus instructed, should in-definitely postpone their acceptance of re-ligion, while for the present they continueserenely to amuse themselves as they pleaseEFFICIENT RELIGIONSO long as the dreaded troubles are delayed.