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With God in the World

A Series of Papers

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,903 / 97 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.8
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 949
Added to site: 2010.12.20
mnybks.net#: 29960
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Essays
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those which come at noon and night, while the night prayers in turn determine the quality of the morrow's. Men usually wake in the temper of mind in which they went to sleep. It is all-important to gain a clear vision of God as the last conscious act before going to rest. The founder of French socialism was awakened every morning by a valet who said: "Remember, Monsieur le Comte, that you have great things to do." But it is not men who aspire only or chiefly in the morning that achieve great things, but rather those who aspire at night. What is of nature in the morning is of grace at night. The vision that comes easily at the beginning of the unused stretch of a new day is harder to see when disappointment and failure have clouded the eye of hope; but it means more. The men who attain the highlands of the spiritual life never "sleep with the wings of aspiration furled."

Of course God is always with us, always looking at us with searching yet loving scrutiny. It would be impossible for us to be more co

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