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gation on May 18th, and on the 20th admitted the excellent Armenian
assistant, Minasakan George, to deacon's orders. This is the first Anglican WE were sorry to go to press last month without the announcement of the appointment of the Rev. A. W. Poole to the Japan
confirmation and ordination in Persia ; and it will cause much joy to the Bishopric; but we could not put it in print until the Archbishop's many friends in all parts of England and Ireland who have listened to official intimation had been received, and this came just too late for the
Dr. Bruce's fervent appeals for that “wilderness” and “desert," as he GLEANER, though in time for the C.M. Intelligencer. An article on the
was so fond of calling it. subject, with a portrait of Mr. Poole, will be found on another page. THE Henry Wright steamer had a successful voyage as far as Aden ;
but between that port and Zanzibar her progress was so impeded by the THE Duke of Marlborough, whose sudden death on July 5th caused
monsoon that at length her coal was exhausted, and it being impossible such general regret, was a Vice-President of the C.M.S., and had been so
to sail southward against that wind, she bad to put back to Aden for a since 1856.
few weeks. On July 3rd, the C.M.S. Committee received Bishop Caldwell, the
It is reported that King Mtesa is dead. Our latest letters from Uganda veteran S.P.G. missionary in Tinnevelly, and superiotendent of that
are dated Feb. 28th, and he was then as usual. Mr. O'Flaherty and society's missions there. He gave a most interesting account of the pro
Mr. Mackay were well, and things generally prosperous. Visitors and gress of the Gospel among the Tamil population. Referring to his inquirers were numerous, and one priest of the lubari (spirit of the Lake) brother Bishop, Dr. Sargent of the C.M.S., he said, “We have worked had cast off his charms and ornaments, and avowed himself a believer in together, walked together, prayed together, but never quarrelled with Christ. Mtesa and the chiefs had been much excited by the news of the each other." He bore high testimony to the C.M.S. educational institu
English campaign in Egypt. The reinforcing party had been delayed by tions, particularly the High School at Palamcotta formerly carried on by
many difficulties ; but Mr. Ashe was leaving Kagei for Uganda in Mtesa's Mr. Cruickshanks, the blind old master who was instrumental in the
canoes on April 4th. conversion of Mr. Satthiapad ban and others, and expressed a hope that the new S.P.G. College at Tuticorin would be carried on upon the model
The Punjab Native Church Council held its annual meeting last of that school and of the Noble High School at Masulipatam.
Christmas, not, as usual, in the city of Amritsar, but in the village of
Jhandiala, where Miss Clay, the devoted honorary missionary of the On the same day, Governor Havelock, of Sierra Leone, attended the / C.E.Z.M.S., has her head-quarters, and also the itinerant Native misCommittee, and gave valuable information regarding that colony and its sionary employed by the Council, the Rev. Mian Sadiq. The Bishop of Christian population, particularly as to the education provided, towards Lahore was present, and preached the opening sermon. The subjects and which the Government are now going to give grants-in-aid.
readers of papers were-Village Schools, by the Rev. Mian Sadiq; On the
Appointment and Examination of Catechists, by Mr. Chandu Lall; EvanAt the same meeting, the Rev. J. Hannington was received on his gelistio Services, "with singing, and possibly with instrumental music," return from Central Africa, and touched all hearts by his simple recital by the Rev. Imad-ud-dîn and Mr. Mya Das; What is the best way to of his journeys, trials, and sufferings. Dr. Downes, of Kashmir, was also make the Church independent ? by Mr. (now the Rev.) T. Edwards. present, and gave a full account of the Medical Mission there.
The work among the Paharis of the Rajmahal hills, Bengal, has given On July 9th, the Committee received Archdeacon Farler, of the
the Rev. A. Stark much encouragement. In November six whole villages Universities' Mission in Usambara, East Africa, who gave an interesting
renounced idolatry and placed themselves formally under Christian inaccount of his own work, and spoke very warmly of several of the C.M.s. struction. In January of this year some of the more advanced were missionaries.
baptized, including the devil-priest himself, who, on being asked what he
had done with his demons, replied, “I have buried them, and told them to DR. E. J. BAXTER, of Mpwapwa, is in England for a short time, and
come near me no more." “What did they say ?” “Say,” he exclaimed ; gives an encouraging account of missionary prospects in Usagara and
'what can stones say ?” The Pahâris, Mr. Stark says, are “a people Ugogo. The Rev. J.S. Doxey has also arrived from the Punjab; the Rev.
more ready to receive the Gospel than any I know in India, or it may be V. Faulkner from Yoruba ; and Archdeacon Crowther from the Niger.
in the whole world.” There are 95,000 of them, according to the Census THE Rev. J. Hamilton, the Society's Association Secretary for Hants,
of 1881. They are a savage and uncultivated race, immersed in drunken. Berks, Bucks, and Oxon, and formerly missionary at Sierra Leone, has ness and almost every other vice,"yes"a very simple and trusting people, gone out to the Niger as English Secretary, in the place of the Rev. T.
with unbounded confidence in the goodwill of the English.” Phillips, who bas come home ill. He is accompanied by a young medical THE C.M.S. Lay Workers' Union for London has held a series of inte. missionary, Dr. Percy Brown.
resting monthly meetings from January to July. On the last two The meeting of the Royal Geographical Society on June 25th was an
occasions the Rev. A. H. Arden gave a most graphic description of Hindu interesting one from a C.M.S. point of view. The paper read was written idolatry, and the Rev. W. Allan an animated account of his recent visit by Mr. Last, our missionary at Mamboia, East Africa (see preceding to the C.M.S. Missions in Palestine. The number of members of the page), and described his visit to the Masai, the powerful and much
Union is now 160, and several are actively preparing to give lectures and dreaded tribe which occupies a large stretch of country between Mombasa addresses to Juvenile Associations and in Sunday-schools. and the Victoria Nyanza, and which has hitherto prevented all advance A LADIES' Church Missionary Union has been formed in Norfolk in that direction. The paper was read to the meeting by Sir John Kirk, “(1) to promote the general interests of the C.M.S. by reading about its the British Political Agent at Zanzibar. Dr. Baxter, of Mpwapwa, was Missions, by giving towards its support, by working for it, and by daily also present, and spoke of his visit to another section of the same people. praying to God for a blessing on its labours ; (2) to afford opportunities Archdeacon Farler, of the Universities' Mission, followed, and then Mr. for meeting periodically to receive information on the work of the Society R. N. Cust, a member of the Geograpbical Council and also of the C.M.S. at home and abroad ; to create a bond of union between the friends of the Committee, spoke, referring sympathetically to Mr. Last's recent loss of Society, and to enlist the sympathy and co-operation of others ; to take his wife. The Chairman, General Rigby, who was formerly Consul at
counsel together as to the best means of deepening and increasing the Zanzibar, concluded with some personal reminiscences of Rebmann, the interest in missionary work.” The Dowager Lady Buxton is President, C.M.S. missionary who was for so many years alone in East Africa. and Miss Buxton Secretary; and there will be a lady secretary for each of
the thirty-one deaneries in the county. The idea is an admirable one, THE Bishop of Lahore has been visiting Persia on his way from India
and we should rejoice to see it followed in other counties. to England. At the request of the C.M.S. Committee, the Bishop of London gave him a commission to exercise episcopal functions in that
RECEIVED :—Thank-offering for Egypt, 108.; for the Henry Wright steamer, country; and he confirmed 67 Native Christians of Dr. Bruce's congre- from “A sometime school-girl member of his congregation,” 23. 6d.
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THE FAITHFULNESS AND TRUTH OF GOD.
M. Jer. 5. 2 Cor. 8. E. Jer. 22 or 35, Mk. 13. 14.
water? In the arid desert or the parched pasture-land, traveller
and shepherd would give much for the good gift which is making September.
us querulous and sad. Again, our "rainy day” in the physical or the moral world is, to multitudes, a day of sunshine. While we
sit brooding within, children are chasing gay butterflies among 1 S A God of truth, Deu, 32. 4. The faithful God, Deu. 7. 9.
(Is. 25. 1.
sweet flowers, and happy birds sing as they soar through the cloud2 S 15th aft. Trin. Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth, less ether. Let us look more on “ the things of others.” A
M. 2 Ki. 18. I Cor. 12. 1-28. E. 2 K1, 19, or 23. 1–31. Mk. 6. 1-14. 3 MBp. Bowen con., '57. O send out Thy light and Thy truth, Ps. 43.3.
light of duty shines on every day for all. Let us look up for 4 T 1st freed slaves rec. Frere Town, 1875. That they might know guidance ; back to count our Ebenezers ; around to see into 5 W I am the Truth, Jo. 14. 6. [Thee the only true God, Jo. 17. 3.
whose life we can pour salve, or send a ray of help and comfort ; 6 T The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, Jo. 1. 14. 7 F Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness. Rev. 1. 5.
let us, especially, look forward, for to us the end of all things is 8 S When the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all at hand, and in the grave there is no more work for head or
[truth, Jo. 16. 13. 9 S 16th aft. Trin. This is the true God, and eternal life, 1 Jo. 5. 20.
heart. A cheerful temper is a constant hymn to God, and “He M. 2 Chr. 36. 2 Cor. 1. 1-23. E. Neh. 1 & 2. 1-9, or 8. Mk. 9. 30.
meeteth him that rejoiceth” amid circumstances the reverse of 10 M A good thing...to show forth Thy faithfulness every night, Ps.92.1. 11 T French and Stuart sailed for India, 1850. Lead me in Thy truth,
enlivening. Once we believe our Heavenly Father to “know 12 W Mercy and truth shall go before thy face, Ps. 89. 14. [Ps. 25. 5.
best,” our daily difficulties will vanish as dew. If things went 13 T All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, P3. 25. 10. [5.20. smoothly, where would be life's discipline? 14 F 1st bapl. in N. Z., 25, and on Niger, '62. In Him that is true, 1 Jo. 15 S God is faithful, by whora ye were called to the fellowship of
For some of us it may be found in the trying tastes and tem
[His Son, 1 Co. 1. 9. pers of those who dwell with us and whom we dearly love. 16 S 17th aft. Trin. Ember Wk. I will walk in Thy truth, Ps. 86. 11. When no tender cause draws out our real feeling, how apt we 17 M The King of heaven, all whose works are truth, Dan. 4. 37.
are to forget that a soft answer turneth away wrath, and that 18 T In Thy faithfulness answer me, Ps. 143. 1.
grievous words stir up anger. There is a Divine Peacemaker 19 W Bp. Crowther captured at Idda, 1867. Let Thy truth continually 20 T His truth shall be thy shield, Ps. 91. 4. (preserve me, Ps. 40.11.
who loves to make men to be of one mind in a house. To 21 F St. Matthew. Faithful is He that calleth you, 1 Th. 5. 24.
Him let us open our grief. Is one of our senses impaired-one 22 S Bps. Stuart and Sargent's 1st ord., 1878. I have not hid Thy
of our limbs fractured ? Has some keen personal affliction [truth from the great congregation, Ps. 40. 10. 23 S 18th aft. Trin. I will not suffer My faithfulness to fail, Ps. 89.33.
brought us very low? The "all things” which work together 11. Jer. 38. Gal. 2. E. Ez.. 2, or 13. 1-17. Lu. 1. 26–57. 24 M J.T.Tucker d., 1866. I have declared Thy faithfulness, Ps.40.10.
for our good are of many a shape and hue. Let us contrast 25 T Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me, Ps. 119. 75.
the trials of others with our own. “How much worse it might 26 W Bp. Wm. Williams ord , 1824. With my mouth will I make known have been” is true philosophy. And we shall find "cheerful27 T Thy word is truth, Jo. 17. 7. [Thy faithfulness, Ps. 89. 1. 28 F 1st C.M.S. bapt, in China, 1851. Sanctify them thro' Thy truth,
ness and gratitude to God unfailing averters of mischiefs." We
[Jo. 17. 17. shall wish by-and-by that we had trusted Him more and grieved 29 S St. Mich. and all Angels. (The angel) saith unto me. These are His Spirit less. How easy to preach, how hard to practise !
[the true sayings of God, Rev. 19. 9. 30 S 19th aft. Trin. There hath not failed one word of all His good
The difficulties of the Gospel missionary must be legion, his
[promise, 1 K. 8. 56. trials well-nigh overwhelming. Yet there is always help in 2. Ez. 14. Eph. 1. E. Ez, 18, or 24. 15. Lu. 4. 16.
looking up. Those who are strong in the Lord and in the
power of His might shall overcome. Every formidable stone of MORE JERSEY BREEZES.
hindrance shall be “rolled away” just at the right moment.
Who could enumerate life's difficulties, or number the ways and VIII.-Our Daily Difficulties.
means by which they are conquered ? Enough has been said to “ Touched with the feeling of our infirmities.”—Heb. iv. 15.
enable us who sympathise to grasp the right hand of fellowship, ELIGION does not alter temperament. The grave
and cheer each other as we breast the rugged hill. It is “to will not grow gay, nor the gay grave, because of
him that overcometh” that every grand gift is promised. Let the new-felt influence. And yet to awake to the
us take courage ; let us lessen our troubles by sweet humility. truth and beauty of life is to experience a change as
And hereafter, we, who understand the loving kindness of the great and striking as that between new and old, Lord, shall have learnt how to praise Him even for our difficulties.
A. M. V. between light and darkness, or even between life and death. Allowing this, how is it that times pass over us when our day grows dark and dreary? Why do causes so trivial trouble
THE BISHOP OF LAHORE IN PERSIA. the spirit's peace and mar the health of the countenance ? Let us search out some of the reasons for our nameless depres
N the GLEANER of July last year there was a deeply sion. It should be discouraged. It clogs the soul and belies
interesting narrative, by Dr. Bruce, of the C.M.S. our best resolutions. To discover the extent of an evil is also to
Mission in Persia. We sbould like our readers to define its limits.
look back to that number and refresh their memoTo many, the weather is a spell more powerful than they care
ries; and then we are sure they will rejoice to read to allow. Pitiless rain, impenetrable fog, drifting snow, make the letter we now print from Bishop French, of Lahore, describtheir heart weary and their hands hang down. They then take ing his recent visit to that country. refuge in any excuse for petulance or moody listlessness. Yet Members of the Church of England in foreign countries where our command is—Rejoice in the Lord alway. It may help us there is no Anglican Bishop are regarded as under the episcopal to remember how the rain is rejoiced over in the Bible, as one care of the Bishop of London. It is he, for instance, who of the Lord's choicest blessings. Without it, where would be licences English chaplains at Paris and other places on the the merry streams, the freshing fountains, and the glassy lakes ? Continent. The Church Missionary Society, therefore, being Is it not pleasant to reflect that all things wherein is life may aware that the Bishop of Lahore was about to come to England, drink of the crystal drops of the River of God, which is full of and having ascertained that he would be willing to pay a visit to
Persia on the way; applied to the Bishop of London to give him early Persian Church, shows that perhaps no people is better able to add a commission to perform episcopal duties while there for the to the martyr-rolls, if conviction be deep and strong enough, and one C.M.S. Mission; and as the Diocese of Lahore is the nearest
feels assured that time, and God's grace, and the tendency of the Govern
ment to yield to the growing cry for religious liberty, will solve this Anglican diocese to Persia, its Bishop seemed the most suitable
knotty question by degrees, and we must wait on in faith and patience, man for the purpose. The Bishop of London readily concurred, in prayer and steady labour. and Dr. French accordingly went from Karachi, at the mouth of Meantime, inquiry appears to me almost more genuinely alive than in the Indus, to Bushire on the Persian Gulf, and thence by Shiraz
India. More mullahs and moojtabids seem nearer to yielding their
hearts to the Saviour than I have seen in the same space, and much and over the mountains to Ispahan. Dr. Bruce and Dr. Hoernle,
longer space of time, in India. The sale of Bibles I have seen, and fearour two missionaries, are at Julfa, the Armenian suburb of that less, open acceptance of them, by mullahs especially, has astonished me. city. Bishop French writes as follows :
Dr. Bruce thinks that my visit to Ispahan has made, for the present at I spent full sixteen days in Ispahan. The visit to our beloved friends least, a marked difference in the relations of the Armenian bishop and and brethren has been most refreshing and cheering to myself, though it priests to our Church Missions. The Bishop and some of his brethren coincided with an outbreak of rather unusual opposition on the part of
were most courteous and civil. We dined at the Bishop's, and he dined the great Sheikh, who has naturally been alarmed and aggravated by with us ; and many interesting questions were started as subjects of confinding that the disposition grows to hear and receive the Word of God versation. I tried, in preaching and otherwise, to explain the position especially in the way of purchasing books—and he has tried to presume bishop, among others) have desired to see maintained among these Churches
which, in the main, your Society and our Church at large (the late Archof Bibles, as well as that of Dr. Pfander's books. He has, however, acted and people. beyond his power in this matter ; moreover, Islam itself is not united in
The confirmation of sixty-seven persons was held on Friday, May 18th, the opposition to the Bible, and even in Ispahan city, men of not less
before a large congregation; and the ordination of Minas to the diaconate rank and influence than the Sheikh will take no part in stopping Bible
on Trinity Sunday, before a crowded church. The interest felt was sales, as likely to tend rather to bring Mobammedanism to disgrace and
clearly great. I preached on both occasions at length in Persian ; and I discomfiture.
can only praise God that my long and never-discontinued studies of The work among the Persians at Ispahan in the way of conversation
Persian, from my first entrance on the missionary work in India, have and discussion was not so interesting as at Sbiraz, perhaps. Mullabs and
qualified me, beyond my expectation, to preach and converse in that inquirers came; in twos and threes sometimes; but not, as is sometimes
language. I owe yourselves and the Committee, under God, more thanks the case, in swarms. There were Jews, Babis, Mohammedans, whether
than I can express, for furnishing me with tbis privileged opportunity of Soofies or others.
being the Church's representative and yours,-my Master's, I trust, most Dr. Bruce is, for the present, declining to receive inquirers to baptism
of all. All along the road from Busbire to this place God has been till he has fullest proof of them that they will not deny Christ, if cross
pleased to meet me, and put a word in my mouth to speak for Him. questioned. The whole history of the Babi sect, as well as that of the
I bave a very excellent catechist with me, in the Bible Society's employ,
who is never weary of gathering audiences to speak bis heart out to. Another of their agents (George) is most promising, and hopes diligently to read for holy orders. Minas is not a highly educated man, but preaches impressively in Armenian, and may be said to have "purchased to himself a good degree" by bis various helpful efforts in school and pastoral work ever since the Mission was started.
Our two larger pictures speak for themselves. The small one is from a sketch by Miss Read, of the Society for Promoting Female Education in the East, who went out with Dr. and Mrs. Bruce last autumn. She writes thus in the Female Missionary Intelligencer :
Mrs. Bruce travelled in a kajavah, half-swung, half-balanced on a mule, and Miss Bruce and I took it in turns to sit in the opposite kajavah, and to ride a pony. Kajavahs are the most uncomfortable things imaginable. Miss Bruce and I both thought we should be sea-sick-for the first hour or two we were in it; but, when we got accustomed to the motion, and to some plans for stowing our legs away, we got on much better; I even went to sleep for a while, one or two hot days.
I took a rough sketch of the kajavahs, as they appeared when perched up on the mule one day, when we were waiting to get in. They are so difficult to get into, that they must certainly have been invented by some Persian frogs, or grasshoppers, in Antediluvian times !
PRIZE DAY AT THE CHILDREN'S HOME.
HURSDAY, July 19, was Prize Day at the
Missionaries' Children's Home, and a large
company assembled at the Home in Highbury Grove. Sir John Kennaway presided, and the special address to the children was given by the Rev. F. A. C. Lillingston, Vicar of St. Barnabas’, Holloway. The Revs. Prebendary Wilson and S. Gedge also took part, and the Rev. J. Allcock, of Ceylon, spoke as representing the parents, bis son being the head boy in the school. The chief prizes were taken by him, and by Beatrice Cowley, Ethel Bruce, and Adelaide Sheldon. The Report, read by the Rev. A. J. P. Shepherd, the Director, gave a highly favourable account of the recent examinations, and of the general character of the children; and mentioned that some response had already been made to the appeal for leaving scholarships. A Hoare scholarsbip is to be competed for next year; and another gentleman has given a sum equivalent to the value of a scholar. ship lately gained by his son elsewhere. Mr. Sydney Gedge has given the Home his nomination to Christ's Hospital. There are now ninety chil. dren in the Home; and none who are interested in them or their parents can fail to be grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd for their efficient and loving care of the little ones.
reat Netta," said Sasie, after a pause, “ I am rather ashamed of saying it,
OVER THE WATER.
Oh, don't talk of Nona,” said Sasie, giving the fire a vigorous poke; BY EVELYN R. GARRATT.
"I want to get the thought of her out of my head, so that I may teach
from a right motive, and for God alone. But," added Sasie, with a sigh, CHAPTER IX.-THE “ SHADOW OF DEATH."
“it seems as if it would be such a dreadful responsibility, and, as you ASIE took some time in making up her mind as to whether know, I can't bear responsibility of any kind.”
she was willing to give up her Sunday afternoons to teach “Yes, the thought of that weighs upon me sometimes very heavily. the infant-class, about which Mr. Bennett had spoken. But then you know, Sasie, the mere fact of living is a responsibility, and
In order to help her to come to some definite conclusion, whether we care to look it in the face or not, we cannot get rid of the
she argued over the subject several times with Netta. “It fact. I think we often forget this; we turn away from work which God must be such a tie,” she said one Sunday as Netta stood for a moment would have us do, because we dread the responsibility of undertaking it, by the fire, putting on her gloves, before venturing out into the cold. when probably the responsibility is increased tenfold by refusing it. I
“Of course it is, but so is everything that you undertake to do regu- think what we need to remember is that we are not working alone, but larly and conscientiously."
that the Lord Jesus shares the care with us." "I believe you really enjoy your class, Netta, and never wish to stay at “I don't believe that I ever realised till this moment that life itself is a home when the time comes."
responsibility,” said Sasie, thoughtfully, “It seems to me that I have Netta turned her eyes from the bright fire by which Sasie was kneel- been living in a dream all these twenty-one years." ing, and looked out at the cold wintry sky with a smile.
“It was just the same with me,” said Netta. "I had imagined the “On snowy and rainy days I must confess often to have looked some- world to be a kiud of fairyland, where we might spend our days in as what longingly at the fire, and have sometimes felt utterly disinclined much pleasure as we could manage to secure, and I fancied that every one to turn out. But I would not give up my class for anything ; you have lived as happily and comfortably as I did myself in our dear little village. no idea, Sasie, what an interest and pleasure it is. And I expect every- I awoke to find it was anything but the fairyland I had imagined, and thing that is worth doing costs one a little trouble."
that all around there were people hungering for human sympathy, while “Well, anyhow, I am glad I'm not in your shoes to-day,” remarked I had Sasie, as she poked the fire intɔ a pleasant blaze. “It would take a great deal to make me turn out on a day like this; and yet it is no use under- for I know how utterly selfish it is, but I almost dread to find my fairytaking to do ang work unless you mean to persevere in it through thick land vanishing, and would much rather shut my eyes to all that is sad and and thin. I should despise myself if I were to stay away from a class sinful. Now I know that people who try to do a little good in the world just because it was wet or cold.”
see and hear things that I would rather not know or think of.” “It is not much to do or to give up for such a Master,” said Netta, “Yes, you cannot go about the world blindfold, any more than a doctor thoughtfully. “I am ashamed to think that I ever feel disinclined to do can go through the wards of a hospital without seeing the suffering of His work."
the patients. Those who want to do God's work must, I think, be pre“And yet how astonishingly difficult even small acts of self-denial are pared for that, and willing to suffer. What would have become of the —at least they are to me,” said Sasie. “Even being asked in the middle sick in body and soul in our Lord's time if He had refused to attend to of one of Beethoven's sonatas to look for aunt's spectacles last night irri- their cry for healing, because of their pain and misery making Him sad ? tated me. In fact anything that is not exactly according to my taste at And yet being holy, what agony He must have endured at the sight of the moment I find a real effort to do.”
them! But I must be going, or I shall be late." “I know how difficult it is myself.”
That afternoon Sasie came to a decision, and determined to see Mr. “Well, if you do, you manage at all events to bide it; perhaps I shall Bennett the following day to tell him that she would gladly take the class find it easier by-and-by. But--"
of infants he had spoken of. And from that day Sasie became willing to “ Well?”
let her day-dreams vanish, and prayed that God would give her the love “I was going to say that I don't believe I am good enough to under- and sympathy with others, that would enable her, at whatever cost, to take any special work, or have the right to think of doing it; it is not
“Stretch out a loving hand as if I were good or consistent in my home life.”
To wrestlers with the troubled sea." “As for not being good, why none of us are, and the person who considered herself so would, I should think, be the last one fitted to teach.
Sasie learnt afterwards that the joy of helping one such wrestler was I think we teach because we have learnt something of the sinfulness of
worth all her happy day-dreams put together. our own hearts, and something of the Love of God that cleanseth us
She felt far happier when she had come to the above decision, and after from our sin, and alone can give us strength to resist it, and want others seeing the rector, made her way to Mr. North at a brisk pace. to know it too. The knowledge of sin in ourselves makes us long to tell
On entering the baker's shop she saw at a glance that something had others in Whom we have found help and forgiveness."
gone wrong. Two or three neighbours, with Mrs. Caston, were standing “But would it not be setting myself up as better than other people ?
round Jessie, who was sobbing with her apron up to her eyes. It would be almost saying, 'I am better and wiser than you, and I feel
Is any one hurt, or ill ?” asked Sasie, anxiously. myself fitted to teach you.''
Why yes, miss; I'm sorry to say that Miss Venning has had a “No, Sasie, it is as much as saying, 'I am weak and sinful like you,
dreadful accident. Thrown out of the carriage, Jessie tells me, and taken and have found out how impossible it is to fight against sin and Satan
up for dead." ia my own strength; but God, who has helped me, will help you.'”
“Dead ! " exclaimed Sasie, turning pale. “I see; but, unfortunately, the world in general does not look at it in “Speak up, Jessie, and tell Miss Ogilvie about it. She saw it happen that light.”
you see, miss, and it has unnerved her. We could hardly get a word out “I don't think that matters, so long as God sees our motives and of her at first, she was all of a tremble, that she was. But you look bad approves of them.”
yourself, miss; take a chair, won't you ?” “But then, Netta, as I said before, I am not consistent in my home Sasie, to whom the shock had been great, was only too thankful to life, and it seems so hypocritical to preach what you do not practise.”
avail herself of the offer. “Yes, but you will not lead your class to think you are perfect. I think “ Tell me which Miss Venning it is ? " she asked of Jessie, whose sobs it helps them to know that you have the same temptations as they have,
were growing less. and that you are fighting in the same battle side by side with them, instead “ Miss Ella, miss. I was in High Street when I saw Dr. Venning's of merely standing by and looking on. And I expect you will find that phaeton coming down the hill and Miss Ella in it, looking as pale as teaching will help you to live a more consistent life. The thought of death. The horse looked just mad, and as it passed the chemist's the my Sunday-class has often helped me to resist sin. Mrs. Lancaster would wheel caught in a lamp-post and Miss Venning was thrown out." be pleased to think of you teaching, Sasie,” added Netta after a pause.
Sasie covered her eyes with her hand and inwardly groaned. The