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Religious Reality

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Language: English
Wordcount: 48,107 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 565 5837
Genre: Religion

ith a startling directness, a kind of explosive force. It disturbs and shatters the customary placidities of men's lives. It forces them to face spiritual realities, to look the truth in the face.

All this is true in a pre-eminent degree of the words of Christ. There is a force and directness, an energy and intensity about His teaching, which is without parallel in the history of the world. It might have been thought impossible for His utterances, in any age or under any circumstances, to become conventionalized: but the miracle has been achieved. Christianity is to the average Englishman an established convention and nothing more.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit," said Jesus: but we say rather, "Blessed are the rich in substance."

"Blessed are they that mourn": but that is not the general opinion.

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth"--but who amongst us really believes it?

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they sh



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