J. N. (James N.) Patrick.

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America, has comforts, luxuries, and opportuni-
ties once beyond the reach of kings and queens.

The way to happiness, usefulness, and greatness
has been beautifully described by Christ himself.
The essence of the Christian religion is love —
unselfish love. ' ' Thou shalt lovk the Lord
THY God with alIv thy heart, and with all

THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND. AnD



200 THE IDEAL LIFE.

THOU SHAIvT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF."
This is Christ's creed, you need no other. No
abstractions, no supernatural conditions, no rit-
ualism, no pomp, no display ; but love to God
and love to man. Christ is the ideal — the moral
and intellectual genius of the creative power.
The whole world confesses the completeness of
his character. He spoke the final word to man,
and man heard his appeal. In the ' ' Sermon on
the Mount" we find the inspiration which lifts
humanity out of the shadow of selfishness into
the light of helpfulness.






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