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Página 89 - Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend t For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Página 7 - The first and most essential of all conditions, a principle which we find universally admitted, even by those whose practice is at variance with it, is, that his situation on the whole shall not be made really or apparently so eligible as the situation of the independent labourer of the lowest class.
Página 25 - A poor man, served by thee, shall make thee rich ; A sick man, helped by thee, shall make thee strong ; Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense Of service which thou renderest.
Página 6 - First of all, I think they make them really poorer. Then I think they degrade them and make them less independent. Thirdly, I think they destroy the possibility of really good relations between you and them. Surely, when you go among them, you have better things to do for them than to give them half-crowns. You want to know them, — to enter into their lives, their thoughts ; to let them enter into some of your brightness ; to make their lives a little fuller, a little gladder. You who know so much...
Página 81 - Creed as the baptismal symbol, and the Nicene Creed as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith. III. The two sacraments ordained by Christ Himself,— baptism and the Supper of the Lord,— ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him. IV. The historic episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples rtailed of God into the unity of His church.
Página 5 - Boston, in order To raise the needy above the need of relief, prevent begging and imposition, and diminish pauperism. To encourage thrift, self-dependence and industry through friendly intercourse, advice and sympathy, and to aid the poor to help themselves. To prevent children from growing up as paupers. To aid in the diffusion of knowledge on subjects connected with the relief of the poor.
Página 32 - We are told incessantly that unskilled labor creates the wealth of the world. It would be nearer the truth to say that large classes of / unskilled labor hardly create their own subsistence. The laborers '" that have no adaptiveness, that bring no new ideas to their work, that have no suspicion of the next best thing to turn to in an emergency, might much better be identified with the dependent classes than with the wealth creators.18 Whether it be so or not, the facts remain as they have been outlined...
Página 16 - Has not the new charity organization movement too long been content to aim at a system to relieve or even uplift judiciously single cases without asking if there are not prolific causes permanently at work...
Página 8 - Oh, my friends ! what strange perversion ot words this seems to me. I may deserve reproach ; I may have forgotten many a poor man, and done as careless a thing as any one ; but I cannot help thinking that to give one's self, rather than one's money, to the poor, is not exactly turning one's face from him. If I, caring for him and striving for him, do in my inmost heart believe that my money, spent in providing what he might by effort provide for himself, is harmful to him, surely he and I may be...

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