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THE MANIFESTO. To feed the hungry, clothe the destiJUNE, 1884.
tute and afford shelter to the weary is simply the voice of humanity.
much, said Jesus, as ye have done it unTo be like him,-to grow
to one of the least of these, my brethren, in his
A kindness likeness, to be baptized and resurrected ye have done it unto me. in the divine spirit of our Lord and in the dispensing of earthly blessings has
its sure reward, and if presented in Savior,-Christ, is the work of those who are effectually turning from dark- Christ's spirit, a gift, even so trifling as ness toward the beauties of a spiritual
a glass of cold water will bear its cor
responding recompense. light. Christ is above, and it is an upward
But there has been a class of promarch toward the kingdom of
fessors who walked in other ways, and
peace that carries us away from the follies Jesus accepted their course as a lesson and sins that so largely beset us. A
to his followers. They gave no food to glorious hope abides with us, as the the hungry, no drink to the thirsty, nor morning dawn has so far advanced that sheltered those who were in need. Selfthe heavenly pathway can do more be ishly looking beyond the sphere where obscured. To run or to read is within their ministrations should have been, the province of each one,
they presented their gifts only as a form ** Before us lies a fruitful field,
of godliness. Behind, a wilderness.”
How very much we need to learn from To stimulate ourselves to stand stead- these lessons of life, and to incorporate fast in our high calling, now becomes the good into our religious system. How an imperative duty. God's word has very much we need to study the spiritnot been an idle sound that we should ual necessities of the day in which we forget from whence our blessings flow. live and to be the good Samaritans and
We have been called as devoted labor. the untiring messengers of love and ers in the fruitful field of our Heavenly peace to those wbo are walking in paths, Father's love. The harvest, indeed, is not illuminated by the love of Goj. great and an invitation is extended for Consecrated and devoted fathers and living and active workers to gather of mothers have prayed for and watched the bountiful blessings that may now be over us, and in turn it becomes our found within the boundaries of this spir-auty to p:ay for and watch over others itual kingdom.
with a manifestation of the same loving, The great Teacher has wisely said, - spiritual care. If you are not faithful in the things of On the other hand, it is no less our this life,-in the abun:lance of temporal duty to contend against all forms of blessings that are prepared for you, how wickedness wherever they may be found, feebly developed you will be to become than it was the duty of those who have stewards of the true riches. The use preceded us in the gospel work. Equipped that we make of the first will more or with the whole armor of God, we have less correspond with the use that we vo reason to fear. The victory will be shall make of the last.
with those who trust in the Lord.
CHRISTIANITY AND COOKING. can boast of nothing superior to their
Gentile or heathen neighbors. An excellent communication under the Christianity in offering a salvation to above title appeared not long since in the race must necessarily be as choice in the Boston Journal and it is certainly a its ministration to the body as to the good omen to see that such an influential soul. The very close relationship which secular paper should publish an article they so carefully sustain, the one to the so fraught with practical Christianity, other, cannot be ignored. It has been and with its thousands of readers how said, very truly, that "the adoption of many may be blest through its very the Christian idea leads to a life that efficient ministration.
repews society and brings the true conAt first sight the presentation of the templation of God's works and the earterms so closely conjoined as Christianity nest endeavor to realize his purpose conand Cooking seem almost ludicrous, as cerning the human race. though the beatitudes could possibly have There is, no doubt, but that this was anything in common with the culinary to be the ultimate of the work of Christ. department. The truth, however, in To create all things anew, and to teach reference to this is being better under- that God's laws respecting the physical stood and the careful preparation of food well-being of the body cau be of no less may largely assist ie the development value than are the laws respecting the of moral tendencies, while a neglect welfare of the soul. In the early hismay as certai:ly tend to that which is tɔry of the race a deviation from the immoral. A religion that does not in- Sinaic commandment was regarded so clude the whole of man, his food, his very wrong that it was termed an iniqdrink, his clothing and his sapitary priv- uity, and passed from generation to ileges as well as his religious obligations generation. It certainly can be no less must indeed be very defective.
an iniquity in a day when more light The many forms of theology which and more truth dawns upon the earth. have arisen from time to time have each The civilization of the age, has in its in their turn accepted some of the Chris- upward march, been making some wise tian truths and with these held more or changes which must, indeed, be appreciless carefully to the laws of God that ated, while Christianity as an order were given for the well-being of the has only kept pace with those of her physical system. There was a time, own country. however, when the people of God under This writer who is certainly on the the leadership of Moses exercised great border land of the kingdom of light, care in the selection and preparation of further remarks ;—“We have tunneled their food, and if we are to accept the mountains, we have bound continents record which history has so kindly fur-together by steamships and telegraphs, nished, we shall learn that the effect and have spanned them with railroads was magical. No such results have in order to bring food to us, and yet we dawned upon any succeeding nation. do not know enough about food to keep As unfortunate as it may have been, soul and body together with any great the Christian church, in this respect, I degree of comfort, or how to make the
body the most efficient instrument for the soul's higher activities.
If an acceptakle and a hygienic reform has reached us it will be one more phase that will pleasantly foreshadow the anticipated millennial age, which is the hope of every Christian mind.
All through the weary night-watch,
She asked for no repose,
New toils of life disclosed,
Goes forth to battle still,
To do her Father's will. Until the Peaceful Victory,
At last crowns human strife, And the Divine Afflatus,
Becomes her breath her life, And like the great Apostle
Whose words were few and sweet 0, love ye one another, Would oftentimes repeat.
Mt. Lebanon, N. Y.
OBITUARY notices should be brief and make direct reference to the life of the individual. Please read the one in the April Manifesto from the pen of Elder Giles B. Avery.
In Memory of our Sainted Mother, Dolly Saxton.
EMMA J. NEAL.
IN MEMORY OF CHARLOTTE BUTTERFIELD.
We all, are wending thither,
Toward the opening gateWho next responds to bidding,
Or who must longer waitNo human power can fathorn,
No prophecy foretell, But if prepared to enter
With all it shall be well. Though called in early morning,
While lisping infant prayer, Or when the dews of sprirg-life,
Are glistening bright, and fair, Or yet in manhood's Summer,
When cares and tils surround, Or in the Autumn stillness,
When burdens are laid down. The noble life now ended,
Fame's highest niche doth fill,
Unto Our Father's will,
Life's tide hath borne away, Since first she learned the lesson,
Of Christ, the Truth, the Way. And childhood's faith obeying,
When starner days drew near, With calm unchanging purpose,
She walked the waters clear, Prepared with faith unshaken
Each sacrifce to make, However dear the idol,
The Christian law, would take.
APPROPRIATELY it can be said; Keep silent daughter of frivolity for death is in that chamber. Startle not with echoing sound the strangely solemn peace, Death is here in spirit, watcher of a marble corpse. Death, new tenant of the house pervadeth all the fabric, he watcheth at the head and standeth at the feet, and hideth in the caverns of the breast. O Death, again 80 soon thou hast tarried here, greedily thou art snatching from our homes those in whom we love, trust and confide.
Ah Death, thou art reminding us often of our destiny, each one of us must sooner or later, meet thee, therefore, how essential it is for us to work while the day lasts, for the night will surely come when no one can work. Every day brings us nearer to thee. We are being prompted while in thy presence to live the Christian life more perfectly, to be loving and kind, to be watchful, prayerful, forgiving and forbearing, more humble and charitable, more respectful and agreeable to all, more willing to suffer for Christ's sake, and do unto others as we would be done by in every respect, and be in reality, more selfdenying, to strive daily to be peaceful and
condescending, to do all in our power to make those happy by whom we are surrounded.
Dear Sister, where will we look for thee now that thou art shrouded in death? Hast
RACHEL E. MCDONALD.
thou reached that blissful haven of rest of We would see clearly through the dust which we hear' so much?
Of doubt, which doth environ us, as night;
Our faith, imperfect yet, we trust, We must now say farewell, deeply feeling
But trust not wholly : Oh God, give us light! that we miss thee! Thy faithfulness in duty, God give us truth! our hungry souls thy generous disposition and forgiving spirit, Grow discontent with earth's material things; thy consecrated life and zeal for the cause Our longings infinite, control, cannot be forgotten.
And help our spiritual sufferings !
We would be fed! break unto us
Thy living bread; Thy hand of love, in ruth,
Requite our living pain! God give us truth!
God give us rest! our patient feet,
And careful hands, with toiling, tired grow,
Some answer to our praying here below.
We long for rest! not idleness, FAREWELL, our Brother dear, farewell,
Or dull inertia, but a blessing, blest This tribute brief we give;
Or Thee, to wean our weariness Thy life so well and nobly spent,
Of heart away,--Oh dear God, give us rest!
Canaan, N. Y.
A NUT TO CRACK.
THERE was an old man who lived in a hut As oft in Worship’s sacred hour,
About the size of a hickory nut; In songs our voice we raise ;
The walls were thick, and the ceiling low, We shall miss thy sweet notes leading
And seldom out doors did the old man go. In our hymns of prayer and praise.
He took no paper, and in no book Farewell, 'tis hard to part with thee, Of any sort was he seen to look, But to the cross we bow;
Yet he imagined he knew much more And to kind guardian angels' care,
Than man or woman had known before. We give thee sadly now.
They talked in his hearing of wondrous things, But hushed be the voice of sorrow,
Of the dazzling splendor of Eastern kings, And glad the song of love,
of mountains covered with ice and snow That shall welcome thee our Brother, When all the valley lay green below. To thy fair, bright home above.
They spoke of adventures by sea and land, Shakers, N. Y.
Of oceans and seas by a cable spanned,
He said he didn't believe one word !
And still he lives in his little hut
At peace with himself, and quite content God give us strength! our struggling hearts
With the way irr which his days are spent.
Because so very little he knows,
For keeping his doors and his windows shut,
And you, my dears, will no larger grow Which burthen us with sear;—God give us strength. If you rest contented with what you know, God give us light! our tear-wet eyes,
But a pitiful object you will dwell,
Shut up inside of your hickory shell.
NARIA T. SCHULTZ.
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