God does not cease to be the God of love because men are low,sad, and desponding.
aultlessness is conceivable, being merely the negation of evil. Butperfection is positive, the attainment of all conceivable excellence.
erfection should be our mark.
nd less than this no Christiancan aim at.
he central doctrine of Christianity is the atonement.
ake thataway and you obliterate Christianity. If Christianity were merely the imitation of Christ, why then the imitation of any other goodman, the
aul or John, might have become a kind of Christianity. But Christianity is more than this. It is the
t-one-ment of the
oul. It is a reconciliation which the life and death of Christ have wrought out for this world, the reconciliation of manto God, the reconciliation of man to man, the reconciliation of manto self, and the reconciliation of man to duty.
or the evils of this world there are two classes of remedies ² oneis the world·s the other is God·s.
Christianity is a revelation of
ivine forgiveness-a requirementthereupon that we should forgive each other.
It is remorse which so remembers by-gone faults as to paralyze theenergies for doing Christ·s work. Remorse has done more harmthan even hardihood.
ray till prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it ormerge it in God's will.
xperience tells us that each man most keenly and unerringly detects in others the vice with which he is most familiar himself.