The Burden of the City

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byIsabelle Horton

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...to make five thousand dollars do the work of fifty thousand. This struggle will not end until the suburban and other churches realize what is meant by the words, "Ye are the Body of Christ." Not churches, but The Church--each a part of the whole--constituting together the Body of Christ. The suburban church can no more fulfill its mission without the down-town church than the down-town church without the other--no more than the head can perform its work without the heart. Can the hand deck itself with jewels while the feet are clothed in rags, and the whole body be not shamed? « NO MAN--TO HIMSELF ALONE" From the standpoint of mere worldly honor the suburbanite may not shirk responsibility for the "submerged masses." The well-to-do citizen betakes himself to the suburbs to escape the dust and smoke and noise of the city, but he still retains his business relations there. His wife goes to the city for her shopping and he to his office. He is content to glean his wealth from the city's heart; does he owe nothing to the sweating, low-browed toilers that he leaves behind when he takes the " five o'clock suburban" for his pretty cottage with its green lawns and embowering shade trees? Even the far-away country home has an interest in these storm centres of civilization. In helping the struggling city mission it may help to save itself. When every country town and hamlet is pouring its sturdy young life into the great mills of the city it matters much what are the forces making for righteousness where these mills turn out their grist of human lives. When Tom and Mabel go, as they some time will, to seek their fortunes in the city, it matters much if the Christ shall meet them there. They will realize little of His presence ...

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...to make five thousand dollars do the work of fifty thousand. This struggle will not end until the suburban and other churches re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217572685

ISBN - 13:9780217572682

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