Father Divine

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Father Divine - of B. of MY PHILOSOPHY RUTH R. DENNIS...
of B. of MY PHILOSOPHY RUTH R. DENNIS Thankscivine is here again, Many will feel that this year. es - pecially, finds them vaguely wondering wondering if they should still be tnanKiui 1 n spite of every adversity stalking stalking them and theirs. Yet in spite of suffering and hunger and poverty we may be thankful, for according t o Papini, that greatest of Italy's Italy's men of letters; Jesus, our Master was one of these good men. we should be proud to be classed with Him "for the servant is not greater than his Lord." "For Jesus is the poor man, infinitely infinitely and rigorously poor. Poor with an absolute poverty. The prince of poverty! The Lord of perfect destitution! The poor man who lives with the poor, who has come for the poor, who speaks for the poor, who gives to the poor, who works for the poor! Poor among the poor, destitute among the destitute, beggar among the beggars! "Tihe poor man of a great and eternal poverty! The HAPPY and RICH POOR man, who accepts accepts poverty, who desires poverty, poverty, who weds himself to poverty, who chants of poverty! The beg - car whrt eives alms! The naked man who covers the naked! The hungry man who feeds others, the ktinvrr rMirt tn a fMnt mners. inc eh "the m owning false' riches into poor men and poor men into those with real wealth, There are poor men who are poor because they were never capable capable of acquiring wealth. There are other poor men who are poor because they give away every evening what they have earned that day; and the more they give' the more they have. "Their weath. the wealth of tihis second class of poor men, grows greater in proportion as it is given given away. It is a pile which becomes becomes greater as more is taken away from it." Some scoffers may sneer at this as being impractical adviee or, not twentieth century economics. I advise such to meet 'Father Divine' Divine' of New York, who is doing just that now and succeeding admirably admirably in puzzling all the wiseacres. wiseacres. Yes. let us be thankful that in the midst of poverty, God is nearest nearest us and caring for us and His Ways have always and will be always mysterious because "they are past finding out." Si sv

Clipped from The New York Age29 Nov 1930, SatPage 7

The New York Age (New York, New York)29 Nov 1930, SatPage 7
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