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The Simple Truth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: ...a good thing for me to look through the bars sometimes to those who are in the wilder reaches, as the Christ did, and consider them in the light of his gospel tenderly, and to remember that just as I exclude them from God's regard, I am unworthy the name Christian. He met such men and women frankly, and treated them with a divine regard, and would have them be true to their own better nature; and then he was content, because I suppose he understood how God had ordained wild things, and made room for them, and touched them with beauty and a fragrance of their own, and bid them occupy until he comes to bring in the nobler order, and the better day. Or if I feel, as well I may, that there is a wild quality in my own nature and condition, and that I am of the wilderness rather than the garden, common and unnoted, in the way sometimes, and beset by the thorns of harsh and evil circumstances, and so disheartened at my poor, low place, and at the little I can do to amend things, let me think of these wild things in the pasture on Mount Tabor, with the thorns about them, and how they manage somehow, after all, to keep sweet about the heart, and to maintain the upward look, and the color which gleams like a glimpse of heaven; and then listen for the word of Christ, "Consider the lilies," and so believe that I am very near and very dear to God, when all is said and done; and I can do my best, and be my best, can keep the touch of sweetness in my heart, and the upward look from among the thorns, and be patient and not over-troubled about what is going to happen to me, for the wilderness is God's land as certainly as the garden, and is better beyond all telling, even for wild things, than it could be as a blank desolation. I am here for some true use, or I sh... Hide synopsis

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