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my answer: to simply speak the words as he gives me the true thoughts, that they may bring into manifestation the abundance of Good he has ready for all his children, for without the spoken word his substance cannot be brought into manifestation.
I believe this is what language is given us for. I believe this to be God's will concerning us all and the object of our earthly lives. I think it is the duty of parents to teach their children to listen for the true thoughts God will give them to express. This seems to me the fundamental principle of education. This is why we are accountable for every idle word, for idle words do not bring good into manifestation. -A. B. F., Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Editor UNITY:- It seems to me that the sentiment of the orthodox “Doxology” does not quite express our ideas and thoughts in the Homes of Truth, and why not change them, as the Unitarians did, to fit our faith? I enclose the lines as they came to me, and think they fully express our basic principle:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Yours truly, A. W. Brown.
Never neglect a duty. Only the weak shirk duty. Strengthen yourself by doing that which you know you ought to do, be it ever so irksome. The faithful performance of the present duty will pave the way to meet and carry out in due time the full demands of the higher self.— Sara Thacker.
“This is the day of the strong. He who would mould his own life, control the current of his affairs, and consciously cast his future destiny, will not show forth any moral weakness."
THE POWER OF IMAGINATION. The following interesting experiment is described by E. E. Slosson of the University of Wyoming: “I had prepared a bottle, filled with distilled water, carefully wrapped in cotton, and packed in a box. After some other experiments in the course of a popular lecture I stated that I wished to see how rapidly an odor would be diffused through the air, and requested that as soon as any one perceived the odor he should raise his hand. I then unpacked the bottle in the front of the hall, poured the water over the cotton, and started a stop - watch while awaiting results, I explained that I was quite sure no one in the audience had ever smelled the chemical compound which I had poured out, and expressed the hope that while they might find the odor strong and peculiar it would not be disagreeable to any one. In fiteen seconds most of those in the front row had raised their hands, and in forty seconds the 'odor' had spread to the back of the hall, keeping a pretty regular wave front' as it passed on About threequarters of the audience claimed to perceive the smell, the obstinate minority including more men than the average of the whole. More would probably have succumbed to the suggestion, but at the end of a minute I was obliged to stop the experiment, for some in the front seats were being unpleasantly affected and were about to leave the room.”
- Psychological Review.
"MY PRIDE,” The life of Jesus Christ is a standing rebuke to every form of pride to which men are liable. Take for instance
Pride of birth and rank: "Is not this the carpenter's son?”
Pride of wealth: "The son of man hath not where to lay his head.”
Pride of respectability: "Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth ?” “He shall be called a Nazarene."
Pride of personal appearance: "He hath no form nor comeliness."
Pride of reputation: “Behold, a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners."
Pride of independence: “Many others, which ministered unto him of their substance."
Pride of learning: "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned ?".
Pride of superiority: "I am among you as he that serveth," "He humbled himself," was " made a curse for us."
Pride of success: “ He came into his own, and his own received him not." "Neither did his brethren believe in him." "He was despised and rejected of men.”
Pride of self-reliance: “He went down ... to Nazareth, and was subject unto them."
Pride of ability: “I can of myself do nothing."
Pride of self-will: “I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."
Pride of intellect: "As my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.”
Pride of bigotry: “Forbid him not; for he that is not against us, is for us."
Pride of resentment: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." "Friend, wherefore art thou come?"
Pride of reserve: “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.” “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected.”
Pride of clique: “ This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them." - Indian Witness.
" Follow principles and not persons. Principles lead man to obey the law of his Being."
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“Philosophy of P. P. Quimby," the first practioneer of mental healing in America, is a very instructive book of 114 pages, by Annetta G. Dresser, who was a patient of Quimby at the time the alleged discoverer of mental healing was cured by him. Cloth, $1.
A. P. Barton, editor of The Life, Kansas City, occupied the rostrum at Unity Headquarters, Sunday morning, June 15th, delivering a practical, logical and interesting discourse on “Growth."
R. C. Douglass will have charge of the camp at Greenacre, Maine, again this year.
Our readers will be pleased to learn that Mrs. Annie Rix Militz will publish her course of lectures on “Prosperity" in book rm.
Mrs. Elizabeth Straub, editor of The Nautilus, Sioux Falls, S. D., was recently married to Wm. E. Towne, also a clever writer, and has moved her paper to Holyoke, Mass.
The Home of Truth, 1412 Fourth Street, San Diego, Cal., which has done great service in the cause of Truth, has discontinued its work for the present. We hope its doors will soon be re-opened.
Rev. and Mrs. Jas. A. Neild have opened a promising Home of Truth in the beautiful city of Pasadena, Cal. Mr. Neild has been for years a prominent Congregational minister in Kansas, and both he and his good wife are very successful Christian healers and teachers.
In the New York World for Sunday, July 15th, is an article by Prof. Robert F. Thuma entitled, “The Study of Grace." Prof. Thuma is a student of Practical Christianity and his art is inspired by a higher source than the intellect. He is also the author of a rare and valuable book called the “Grace of Man." He says, “The primary object to be borne in mind is that the philosophy of this science is the expression of the soul through the mind by motion of the body.” Prof. Thuma's home is in Philadelphia.
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