A Hymn for the Church Militant

Great God, that bowest sky and star, Bow down our towering thoughts to thee, And grant us in a faltering war The firm feet of humility. Lord, we that snatch the swords of flame, Lord, we that cry about Thy car. We too are weak with pride and shame, We too are as our foemen … Continue reading A Hymn for the Church Militant

The True Way

“She was one of those who feel the need of some help to live--some upholding that is not of themselves, but who, through the stupidity of teachers unconsciously false,--men so unfit that they do not know they are unfit, direct their efforts, first towards having correct notions, then to work up the feelings that belong … Continue reading The True Way

Nothing so Fearful

"For my part, the most terrible thing in the whole idea of existence is to die and find there is no God and go on living. Nothing so fearful as for a poor creature like me to have no God. That is horror; that is hell."– George MacDonald

A By-Product?

‎”Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I … Continue reading A By-Product?

Being Such

"Does she never try to teach them any thing, Ethel?" "She is constantly teaching them, whether she tries or not," I answered. "If you can make any one believe that there is something somewhere to be trusted, is not that the best lesson you can give him? That can be taught only by being such … Continue reading Being Such