- Software name: appdown
- Software type: Microsoft Framwork
- size: 914MB
"So you assisted this murderer to escape?"2. But the sacrifice goes farther, and involves the dedication of our powers to the Lords most sacred service. The text implies this when it says, Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. There is clearly, therefore, to be service,a service involving the active use of human powers. In some cases the body has been actually surrendered to bleed, or burn, in martyrdom. Many a noble man of God has given his body to be burnt rather than acknowledge the doctrine of the Mass. To this, however, we are not called. But still there may be sacrifice without martyrdom, dedication without death, and such a surrender of the living powers as may correspond to the description, That they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him that died p. 38for them, and rose again. This is the secret of the missionary spirit; this it is which has led some of the noblest young men in our Universities to abandon all home prospects, and to devote their whole lives to the great work of proclaiming Christ in distant lands. This, again, is the spirit that at this present time is stirring thousands of our own people at home, devoted men and devoted women, to spend their lives labouring for God, helping the poor, comforting the afflicted, nursing the sick, and striving in every possible way to make known the sweetness of the sacred Name which has brought life and peace to their own souls.