Suggestions for the Spiritual Life: College Chapel Talks

Suggestions for the Spiritual Life: College Chapel Talks

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Suggestions for the Spiritual Life: College Chapel Talks

Suggestions for the Spiritual Life: College Chapel Talks

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Just why I have rescued the contents of this volume from the bonfires to which many of my allied products have been consigned, and have decided to print it, would be difficult for me to determine. One can never be certain of interpreting correctly his own motives. I should like to attribute my action to a recognition of the fact that every man has a way peculiar to himself of looking at the truth, and, by communicating his own views of it, may become peculiarly helpful to others whose mental temperaments, processes and requirements are similar to his own. Indeed, as one of the friends urging me to the course adopted declared, a publication doing this would be worth while, even though it should meet the needs of only a single reader. My friend might have added--what his words suggested to me--that it might meet these needs even though the motive for publication were not the worthiest possible; even though it were a result merely of that itching to see one's thoughts in print which evinces the besetting insanity, if not sin, of minds of a certain type not unlike my own. My friend might have gone on to say, too, that whatever impels one, it is sometimes wise for him to accept his human nature exactly as Provi-

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