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Universalist Quote of the Day #227

“Oh, yes, there’s a brite clime, a brite world of joy,
Where love’s blossoms fade not, nor death can destroy,
Where the pure and the good their sweet influence impart:
In the friendship of heaven is the home of the heart.
There the sad heart will rest from its sorrow and pain,
And the glad heart its blissful emotions retain;
There the cold heart be warmed by the joys of the blest,
And the good in the spirit of sympathy rest.”

–Mary Catherine Pray

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Universalist Quote of the Day #227

“Since the birth of Christianity its success has depended upon the amount of the missionary spirit possessed by those who have been leaders, and others who have caught the spirit from them.  It has not always been under an organized form of missionary effort; but the work has been accomplished by that spirit.  The birth place of our FIRST MISSIONARY was in Judea: from that day on, the missionary spirit has been the world’s civilizer, and no one among us ought to be loath to obey the divine command, ‘Go preach the gospel to every creature.'”

–Mrs. E. Hanson

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Universalist Quote of the Day #226

“And in the world
Where all the air is like the breath of peace,
Where earth’s wild tumult and its passions cease,
Where all the sorrows we have known below
Shall into pleasure-blossoms bud and blow,
Where bonds are broken, and where barriers fall,
Where heart hears heart, and soul to soul doth call,
Where speech is true, where all things fair shall blend,
On some fair morning shall I find thee, friend.”

–Rev. L.F.W. Gillette

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Universalist Quote of the Day #225

“Life, life! ‘t is singing in the rills,
And piping in the meadows,
‘Tis bursting from the gray old trees
That cast their ghostly shadows;
The bluebirds and the robins now
Awaken sweet reflection;
All things are typical this morn
Of life and resurrection:
I cannot tune my heart to woe
In such a world of glory
When every year repeats anew
The gospel’s gracious story.”

–Mrs. E.A. Bacon Lathrop

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Universalist Quote of the Day #224

“Twas but a whispered tone
Of friendly warning given,
But yet it had a power to lead
An erring soul to heaven.
Well would it be for earth,
If mid its grief and sin,
There were more faithful love to warn,
More patient hope to win.”

–Julia Fletcher Carney

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Universalist Quote of the Day #223

“How glorious the result of the Saviour’s mission!  No subject of reflection can equal it for the grandeur of its theme and the blessings it involves to the race.  By its view of man’s assimilation in thought, feeling, and act, to the will and wishes of God and his dear Son, and consequently of the swallowing-up of evil in the boundless sea of love and purity, it excites brilliant hope, such as makes the darkest cloud of sorrow beautiful and promising.  Its contemplation, and familiarity with it, excite the moral powers, as contemplation of the conduct of good men excites benevolence to action.  For while tracing the wondrous love and mercy of God, and the intense devotion of the Saviour, we become impressed with the great blessings they have showered and will continue to shower upon us, and grow into that state of being which shows that the goodness of God leads us to repentance.”

–Rev. G.W. Montgomery

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Universalist Quote of the Day #222

“All men, the wicked as well as the good, are children of God.  They are his children by creation.  As St. John declares, ‘All things were made by him, and without him there was not anything made that was made.’  This text affirms more than we are apt to think.  It affirms that God made us, and made us what we are, not merely in respect to body, but also mind, spirit, ay, and moral character.”

–Rev. W.S. Perkins

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