Quiet Talks on Following the Christ

Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,473 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 698
Added to site: 2006.06.02
mnybks.net#: 13604
Genre: Religion
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d, unhurt by His surroundings.

Now there were three things which naturally grew out of this dependent life, or which naturally are part of it. One was, the sense of His Father, and of His Father's presence. In a perfectly simple natural way, He was always conscious of His Father's presence. Is this the meaning--one meaning--of "blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God"? And then He doubtless set Himself to cultivate this, as an offset to what He found around Him. He would quietly look up and speak to the Father in the midst of a crowd.[7] This was the natural thing to do. He was more conscious of the Father's presence than of the crowd pressing in to get near. When He was speaking to the crowd He knew the Father too was listening. He felt the Father watching as He helped the people. This was the natural thing with Him, the presence of the Father.

With this there went a second thing, the habit of getting alone to talk things over with the Father. The common word for this is p

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