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The Humanness of God

The Humanness of God

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY FREDERICK LYNCH

"Mary"— John xx : i6

IT is not often that a whole system of religion
is found in one word, but it is so here. In
this one word "Mary," as uttered by Jesus, we
have suggestions of three greatest and dearest
Christian truths.
BY FREDERICK LYNCH

"Mary"— John xx : i6

IT is not often that a whole system of religion
is found in one word, but it is so here. In
this one word "Mary," as uttered by Jesus, we
have suggestions of three greatest and dearest
Christian truths.

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THE HUMANNESS OF GODBY FREDERICK LYNCH "Mary"— John xx : i6 IT is not often that a whole system of religion is found in one word, but it is so here. In this one word "Mary," as uttered by Jesus, we have suggestions of three greatest and dearest Christian truths. Mary was one of those women to whom much had been forgiven, so that she loved much. Every day had she been at the sepulchre weeping. On Sunday morning she comes be-fore the day breaks that alone she may weep for her Lord. She finds the stone rolled away. Frightened, she brings the disciples. They, having satisfied themselves that Jesus has been taken away, return home. But Mary remains by the sepulchre weeping. Turning towards the garden, through the morning haze she dimly sees a man standing, whom she takes to be the gardener. He says: "Woman, why
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weepest thou? Whom seekest thou ? " Mary 97 98 The Enlargement of Life cries out: "Oh, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away." Then with a beautiful smile the man utters just one word — "Mary." Mary's heart gives a great leap of joy and recognition and she throws herself at His feet crying "Master." We are not the least interested here in ex-plaining this story nor in smoothing out its difficulties. We may think of it as a miracle or as a perfectly natural event — as best satisfies our minds. For my part, I accept the main details of the story without any thought of miracle. The resurrection from the dead is in the order of nature and Jesus' rising from the dead is the visible manifestation of a law of life
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for us all. This law of eternal life I feel in my own members and I see it written in other lives. There are lives which, as I look at them, I see are now immortal. I look for the resurrection of Jesus, when I know His life,  just as I look for the fruit when I know the tree. Immortality was stamped upon His life. And while I believe more convincingly in my own immortality because Jesus rose from the dead, I believe even more strongly that He lived on beyond the grave because I feel im-mortality to be the law of all our lives. But leaving all this, our interest now centres around The Humanness of God 99 this conversation of Jesus and Mary. Indeed, around only one word of it — "Mary." But in that word what vistas of divine truth ! There is a doctrine of the nature of God in it. How can that be? In this wise: One of
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