Fear God in Your Own Village

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H. Holt, 1918 - Christian sociology - 212 pages
 

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Page 112 - So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: and he saith unto him, Friend, how eamest thou in hither not having a wedding garment ? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping...
Page 128 - For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou earnest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up ; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
Page 112 - Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, "Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." For many are called, but few are chosen.
Page 136 - Pease) Porridge Hot Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot nine days old ; Some like it hot, some like it cold, Some like it in the pot nine days old.
Page 53 - To bring producer and consumer in this vicinity closer together in some sort of cooperative enterprise. To secure cheaper lights. To improve the appearance of the neighborhood by proper disposal of rubbish, by the construction of sidewalks, by planting, and by beautifying all properties in which I have any interest. To aid the school board and the public school teachers in every progressive effort. To stick to these undertakings until they are accomplished, giving of my time and money as I am able,...
Page 39 - ... peculiar" spot on earth, Chat wonderful things might be done in other places but "not in this town." To put in the place of this spirit a spirit of pride in the neighborhood, to put neighborly friendliness and co-operation in the place of suspicion and independence, to get the "newcomers" and "old-timers" alike to look upon the community as their own, belonging to them both, and as a place where it is good to live — this is to convert the neighborhood. Not until a community has this atmosphere...
Page 53 - BOY ей individually and as a congregation the following resolutions : • To co-operate with my neighbors this year to the following ends : To construct a large building for such community purposes as public recreation, library, concerts, lecture courses, gymnasium, club rooms and fire department. To properly maintain our roads. To bring producer and consumer in this vicinity closer together in some sort of cooperative enterprise.
Page 14 - As I walked home I wondered at the meaning of their silence and of that last vociferous " good night." Was it the silence of disapproval, of bashfulness, or the fear to speak out before the crowd? I made up my mind that it was the latter. This town had been so long without an organization or a leader that its young men had forgotten or never learned the American tradition of free discussion in public meetings. And somehow, as their " good night " rang in my ears, it seemed that there was in it the...
Page 99 - In the social room there was a pool table, a substation of the library, and various small games. On this floor, too, was a small office for the Secretary. Across the front of the house was a large veranda, suitable for summer dancing. Through these rooms the neighbors trooped and on up to the second floor, where they inspected a small motion picture booth and the quarters of the Superintendent and his wife.

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