Cords Of Love; Or, Who Is My Neighbour? by Mary E. ClementsCords Of Love; Or, Who Is My Neighbour? by Mary E. Clements

Cords Of Love; Or, Who Is My Neighbour?

byMary E. Clements

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE FREE BREAKFAST. Now all the world cannot be enjoying itself together, and every one is not happy and prosperous at the same time. In your gayest hours you may be sure that there are plenty of people not very far off whose hearts are heavy and sad, and who are struggling with some of the many kinds of sorrow that are in the world. I tell you this, not because I want at all to shade the brightness of your young life, or to make one of your pleasures less sweet to you, but to warn you against thinking that because you are glad and happy, your brother must be glad and happy too, and that you have nothing to do but enjoy yourself and leave his concerns alone; for then you would be like a certain rich man we read of in the Bible, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day, and gave, it would appear, no thought to the wants and sufferings of a person who was very near him, and who might have saved him from getting hardened and ruined with that terrible selfishness, if only he had taken the lesson to heart. And it may well be that one of the uses of all the sorrow that is in the world is to save people from this sin of selfishness--a sin which we know God hates. I have said one of the uses; for we may be sure our Father in heaven has reasons for allowing it that we cannot even guess at, much less try to explain. But if you like this story well enough to read it very attentively, I think you will find out what I believe is another of its uses. The cold weather lasted long that year, and those frosty days that the boys under Mr. Goodbody's roof found all too short for their happy work and their boyish fun were a weary time to many in the town that was so near them. Certain works upon which numbers of labourers were e...
Title:Cords Of Love; Or, Who Is My Neighbour?Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217198945

ISBN - 13:9780217198943