Therefore, what binds us to God, what places us inpossession of the things of Heaven is-not Christ alone, but that Blessed pair-the Woman and her Seed.
Mary's hands were doubtlessly reddened and hardened by toil; she wasoften weary and overworked; hers were the anxieties of a working man'swife." (Vassall-Phillips: The Mother of Christ)
11. WORK FOR ARMED SERVICES PERSONNEL AND PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
The circumstances of these people's lives incline them to neglect of religionand expose them to many pitfalls.
Less simple points will be brought to the praesidium or to theSpiritual Director.
Attacks on the Church on the score of evil-doing, persecution, and lack of zealcould be argued indefinitely, and hopelessly confuse the issue.
Families resultingfrom a mixed marriage also have the duty of proclaiming Christ to the childrenin the fullness of the consequences of a common Baptism; they have moreover thedifficult task of becoming builders of unity." (EN 71)
3. ENTHRONEMENT OF THE SACRED HEART IN THE HOMES
It will be found that the propagation of the devotion of the Enthronement ofthe Sacred Heart in the home provides a specially favourable introduction andavenue to the friendship of families.
The ideals and the methods which are to characterise that approach areconsidered in detail in chp 39, Cardinal Points of the Legion Apostolate.
Dubois Of our Spirtual Strivings Essay.
Therein, it is sufficiently stressed that as far as possible no home should bepassed over, and that in each home loving and persevering effort is to bedirected towards the inducing of each person, young and old without exception,to ascend at least one step in the spiritual life.
Those detailed to this work may take to themselves in fulness the TwelvePromises of the Sacred Heart.
DuBois Of Our Spiritual Strivings.
Lightfoot's Essay) that while Hierapolis and Laodicea play a prominent part in the subsequent history of Christianity in Asia Minor, Coloss never attains importance, and has left but "few and meagre" remains, compared with the magnificent ruins of the other cities.--This description doubtless indicates Hierapolis; but the whole context shows that it also includes Coloss.
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This paper is an attempt to analyze the motives which underlie a movement based, not only upon conviction, but upon genuine emotion, wherever educated young people are seeking an outlet for that sentiment for universal brotherhood, which the best spirit of our times is forcing from an emotion into a motive. These young people accomplish little toward the solution of this social problem, and bear the brunt of being cultivated into unnourished, oversensitive lives. They have been shut off from the common labor by which they live which is a great source of moral and physical health. They feel a fatal want of harmony between their theory and their lives, a lack of coördination between thought and action. I think it is hard for us to realize how seriously many of [page 116] them are taking to the notion of human brotherhood, how eagerly they long to give tangible expression to the democratic ideal. These young men and women, longing to socialize their democracy, are animated by certain hopes which may be thus loosely formulated; that if in a democratic country nothing can be permanently achieved save through the masses of the people, it will be impossible to establish a higher political life than the people themselves crave; that it is difficult to see how the notion of a higher civic life can be fostered save through common intercourse; that the blessings which we associate with a life of refinement and cultivation can be made universal and must be made universal if they are to be permanent; that the good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. It is easier to state these hopes than to formulate the line of motives, which I believe to constitute the trend of the subjective pressure toward the Settlement. There is something primordial about these motives, but I am perhaps overbold in designating them as a great desire to share the race life. We all bear traces of the starvation struggle which for so long made up the life of the race. Our very organism holds memories and glimpses of that long life of our ancestors, which still goes on among so many of our contemporaries. Nothing so deadens the sympathies and shrivels the power of enjoyment as the persistent keeping away from the great opportunities for helpfulness and a continual ignoring of the starvation struggle which makes up the life of at least half the race. To shut one's self away from that [page 117] half of the race life is to shut one's self away from the most vital part of it; it is to live out but half the humanity to which we have been born heir and to use but half our faculties. We have all had longings for a fuller life which should include the use of these faculties. These longings are the physical complement of the "Intimations of Immortality," on which no ode has yet been written. To portray these would be the work of a poet, and it is hazardous for any but a poet to attempt it.