December 9

He glows above
With scarce an intervention, presses close
And palpitatingly, his soul o’er ours:
We feel him, nor by painful reason know!
Robert Browning

I VENTURE to maintain that only through love and trust can God be known; that by bare sense and understanding faith may be lost, but can never be won; that where it goes, the intellect is in such relations intellect no more, but is turned from a medium of light to an instrument of delusion, and, degraded from the prophet’s rod to the measuring staff of material science, ennobles and consecrates us no more.
James Martineau

IT is of no use to preach to me from without. I can do that too easily myself. Jesus speaks always from within, and in a degree that transcends all others. In that is the miracle. I believe beforehand that it ought so to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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