” The true idea of a church has not yet been shown the world, a visible Church, I mean, unless it was in the very earliest times, yes, the twelve disciples bound to their Lord in love, to do his work forever, that was a church, a Christian family. “


” What is the meaning of ‘gossip?’ Doesn’t it originate with sympathy, an interest in one’s neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one’s self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about? “


” Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always, seldom, perhaps, the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God. “


” The first real unhappiness I remember to have felt was when some one told me, one day, that I did not love God. I insisted, almost tearfully, that I did, but I was told that if I did truly love Him I should always be good. I knew I was not that, and the feeling of sudden orphanage came over me like a bewildering cloud. “


” Religion is life inspired by Heavenly Love, and life is something fresh and cheerful and vigorous. “



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The true idea of a church has not yet been shown the world, a visible Church, I mean, unless it was in the very earliest times, yes, the twelve disciples bound to their Lord in love, to do his work forever, that was a church, a Christian family.
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Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always, seldom, perhaps, the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God.
The first real unhappiness I remember to have felt was when some one told me, one day, that I did not love God. I insisted, almost tearfully, that I did, but I was told that if I did truly love Him I should always be good. I knew I was not that, and the feeling of sudden orphanage came over me like a bewildering cloud.
Religion is life inspired by Heavenly Love, and life is something fresh and cheerful and vigorous.

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