THE BOND OF LOVE
A Christian lives by the rule of love.
This is the narrow way which goes against the whole course of the
world that tends to make all things easier, wide and broad, usually
referred to as capitalism.
Today, love is like a light shining in the darkness and this is
symbolic of the true religion. Though, occasionally, there is
a sudden enthusiasm for religion, it is sudden, comes at once and
goes at once. There is no regular growth, no abiding stay.
On the other hand, error alone grows and is received heartily.
But for love to grow in this world and bind
together family members or church members or even a nation, a few
must start it. For God uses a few to channel the blessings of
his Love. It is through the resolve and undaunted efforts of
the few that many are benefited.
It begins with one conscientiously obeying God,
living a holy life and, by his example, forces those around him to
tremble before the unseen power of God. The world does not
witness this. A few will see him near enough to be influenced
by his manner of living. Through God's grace, others catch his flame
and, in their turn, transmit it. So in the world of darkness,
the light passes from hand to hand and binds together those who