simply playing the part of the priest and the Levite. On the otherhand when one addresses himseK to human needs whenever andwherever he may find it^ he is acting the part of the good Samaritanwho gave the tmf ortunate man his sympathy, for he was moved withcompassion: who gave him his hand, for he bound up his wounds,poured in oil and wine and set him on his own beast ; who gave himhis money, for he paid his bill. In the words, "Go and do thoulikewise,'* we may hear the divine call out of heaven, "Make thelives of others bright and happy as possible.'^Speaking of the priest and the Levite, we are led to that quota-tion from the prophet Hosea which Christ was wont to make. ^Hwill have mercy and not sacrifice.*' Jesus had gone home with Mat-thew to attend a feast at his home. The Pharisees complain of him because he mingles with such company. "'Go," says Jesus,'T.eam what this means. I will have mercy and hot sacrifice." Thatis, to go and leam to help your fellow man is a higher service thanformal worship.Again the Pharisees charge Christ with breaking the Sabbathbecause his disciple, when they were hungry, had rubbed out alittle grain by the wayside and had eaten it. "Tf you had knownwhat this meaneth,' said Christ, ^T! will have mercy and not sacri-fice,*' you would not have condemned the guiltless. That is, if youhad known that kindness and helpfulness to another is the highestkind of service to God, you could never have made this charge.When the mother of James and John came to Christ to ask thatone of her sons might sit on the right hand and the other on theleft in his kingdom, the ten were aroused with indignation. Jesussaid to the disciples, you know that the Grentiles lord it over you,but it shall not be so among vou. Whosoever shall be first among604 THE AMERICAN BAPTIST PULPIT.you shall be your servant, even as the Son of Man came not to beministered unto but to minister.