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His Father and Mother are divine Life, Truth, and

18Love; and they who do the will of his Father are his brethren.

Is he heir to an estate?

21"The government shall be upon his shoulder!" He has dominion over the whole earth; and in admiration of his origin, he exclaims, "I thank Thee, O Father, Lord

24of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes !"

27Is he wonderful? His works thus prove him. He giveth power, peace, and holiness; he exalteth the lowly; he giveth liberty

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1to the captive, health to the sick, salvation from sin to the sinner — and overcometh the world !

3Go, and tell what things ye shall see and hear: how the blind, spiritually and physically, receive sight; how the lame, those halting between two opinions or hob-

6bling on crutches, walk; how the physical and moral lepers are cleansed; how the deaf — those who, having ears, hear not, and are afflicted with "tympanum on the

9brain" — hear; how the dead, those buried in dogmas and physical ailments, are raised; that to the poor — the lowly in Christ, not the man-made rabbi — the

12gospel is preached. Note this: only such as are pure in spirit, emptied of vainglory and vain knowledge, re- ceive Truth.

15Here ends the colloquy; and a voice from heaven seems to say, "Come and see."

The nineteenth-century prophets repeat, "Unto us a

18son is given."

The shepherds shout, "We behold the appearing of the star!" — and the pure in heart clap their hands.

EDITOR'S EXTRACTS FROM SERMON

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