The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, January 01, 1915, Page 19, Image 19

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    - ' .
The Commoner
(Continued from page 15)
from henceforth sin no more." It
may have been the first kind word,
and thG first expression of faith in
her, that the woman ever heard. She
went away stunned with kindness.
The look of love that shone from the
eyes of Jesus was the only look of
holy love that had ever been cast in
her direction. She went home be
wildered. She cohld not rid herself
of that face and those eyes, and what
was more she would have felt lost
if they had suddenly vanished from
her mind. Her throat was parched,
her eyes were dry, her heart peat
wildly, she flung herself upon her
face. But listen! outside was the
tramping of many feet. Sho arose
and went to the door; she flung it
open and stood as she had often
done, before the gaze of the crowd.
One of the passersby was saying that
the Nazarene was on bis way to dine
with Simon the Pharisee. Then
Jesus himself drew near. H looked
at her, not a look of reproach, but
an appeal to the best there was in
her. She turned away overwhelmed
with the consciousness of her sin and
shame. Longing to know more of
the life to which Jesus had opened
the door, she despised the orna
ments and gay dress with which she
was attired. She removed the ear
rings, the finger-rings, the gold ank
lets, tearinc off thft head-band she
let her long hair flow free, and re
moving every possible mark of shame
she took up a box of precious oint
ment, which she had purchased for
herself, and started for the house of
the Pharisee. The guests had al
ready taken their positions about the
table, reclining in Oriental fashion
upon the couches. The woman en
tered and going directly to the Naz
arene she made ready to ' pour the
precious ointment upon his feet, but
before she could open the flask, her
heart melted, her eyes, so long dry,
rained tears upon the Nazarene's feet,
with her long hair sho tried to wipe
the tears away, while she fairly cov
ered his feet with her kisses. And
then, feeling unworthy to anoint his
jiead, she poured the oiiitmor'. upon
his feet, and the fragrance of it filled
the house. The Pharisee was saying
within himself, "If this man were a
prophet ho would know that this
woman is a sinful woman, and would
not have allowed her to touch him."
But Jesus declared that while the
Pharisee had given him no water for
his feet, had given him no kiss, and
had not anointed his head, this wo
man had washed his feot with her
tears, covered them with kisses, and
anointed them with oil. Sh0 loved
much because she had been forgiven
CnuNcil By Coffee
"I have been a coffee drinker, more
or less, ever since I can remember,
until a few months ago I became
more and more nervous and irritaoie,
and finally I could not sleep at night
for I was horribly disturbed by
dreams of all sorts and a species of
distressing nightmare.
"Finally, after hearing the expert-,
ence of numbe i of friends who had
quit coffee and wero drinking Pos
tum, and learning of the great ben
efits they had derived, I concluded
coffee must be the cause of my trou
ble, so I got some Postum and had
it made strictly according to direc
tions. .
"I was astonished at the flavour and
taste. It entirely took the place of
coffee, and to my very great satisrac
tion, I began to sleep peacefully and
sweetly. My nerves improved, and I
wish I could wean? every man, woman
and child from the unwholesome
drug-drink Coffee.
"People do not really appreciate or
realize what a powerful drug it is
and what terrible effect it nas on iu
human system. If they did, hardly
a pound of coffee would be sold, l
would never think of going back to
coffee again. I would almost as soon
think of putting my hand in a fire
after I had once been burned, lours
for health."
Postum comes in two forms:
Regular Postum must be well
boiled. 15c and 25c packages.
Instant Postum is a soluble pow
der. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly
in a cup of hot water and, with
cream and sugar, makes a delicious
beverage instantly. 30c and 50c tins.
The cost per cup of both kinds is
about the same.
"There's a Reason" for Postum,
sold by Grocers.
The universal Fatherhood of God
can mean nothing other than the
universal brotherhood of man. In
primitive society there is the division
into tribes. Those of a tribe are of
one blood, one language, one land,
and one god. Within the tribe they
are neighbors, friends, brothers. The
tribal god frowns upon injustice be
tween members of the same tribe.
But those of another tribe, who wor
ship another god, are without the
pale of justice. They may bo robbed,
reduced to servitude, or killed, with
impunity. The love for fellow He
brew and, hate for alien gentile was
the narrowing influence that dwarfed
the soul of the Jew. The author of
the book of Jonah portrays the nar
row exclusiveness of his people in the
man wtio refused to carry the warn
ing to Nineveh because he was afraid
God would spare the city. Some of
the prophets had caught a vision of a
universal Father, but Judaism at the
time of Christ had settled down to a
nnrrnw exclusiveness which made
ilifim incanable of being a missionary
people. Jesus removed all tribal and
racial boundaries. The parable of
the good Samaritan was his answer
to the lawyer's question, "Who is my
neighbor?" The Nazarene revealed
God as the universal Father of a
common humanity, a revelatioi&which
makes all mankind a brotherhood.
There is yet the rising of nation
against nation, -class against class,
creed against creed. But when the
Nazarene is given a universal near
ing, mankind will unite as one fam
ily, bound together by ties that are
closer than the ties of blood. The
golden rule of the Christ, put into
operation the world over, will work
a mighty transformation in the social
The Nazarene had a world pro
gram. That program was to be car
red out, not by royal mandate, not
by the force of arms, but by the
matchless power of love. A king and
o irfntrinm whifih nut love in the
plare of force was as incomprehen
sible to the Jews as it was to the
Greeks and Romans. But love is no
airy sentiment. It is the power that
will rule the world. The recognition
of the brotherhood of man will one
.I.,,, v o trvnnt&r nnwer than all the
armament of all the nations of the
earth. The common people who bear
the load, and who are called upon to
kill their fellow men in time of war,
will rise against war. As sure as
truth is truth, and God is God, the
world is moving, even today, toward
universal peace, universal co-operation,
and universal brotherhood.
rv, n r.iitnn. durinc a recent fam
ine Dr. Cochran, a Protestant of pre
eminent ability, was selected by com-
nnnant in toad in the relief
work. But within a few weeks Dr.
Corhran was striCKen wiui mo iu
ine fever, typhus. Everywhere prayer
was made for his recovery. Father
Perrin. a Catholic, sent telegrams to
two hundred priests calling- upon
7. - .i nnnatitllAnCV Of fifty
I thousand Catholics to pray for the
recovery of Dr. Cochran. Thon Fa
ther Perrin was stricken with the
same terrible fever. lie asked to bo
carried to Dr. Cochran's, hospital, and
lapsed Into unconsciousness. When
ho opened his eyes in the hospital
two nurses, one on either oldo of tho
bed, a Catholic and a Protestant, wore
watching him. Ho reached up and
clasped their hands across the bed,
and putting his hand upon their
hands, ho said, "My children, I moss
you. Love one another." Then he
lior.nrrirt unnntiRctntiM. Whnn ho onen-
ed his eyes again the nurses werej
standing as bofore, still watching
him. Again ho placed their hands
together, and with his hand upon
theirs ho said, "My children, I pray
that you all may be one even as tho
Father and Christ are one." And
then tho end came.
Jepthah required th0 fleeing Epli
raimites when they came to the ford
at the Jordan to pronounce "Shib
oloth," and when they said, "Sibo
leth," they wore put to death. We
require passwords today before wo
will recognize a man as our brother,
but tho day is coming when all the
world will have a common password,
and that tho nam0 of'tho Nazarene.
Tho teutons entered into a coven
ant with one another by spilling com
mon blood in tho dust and each party
to the covenant treading In it. Th
day is coming when all tho peoples of
tho earth will enter into a covenant
by recognizing a common interest In
tho blood that was spillod by the
Primitive tribes hav0 thoir totem
poles, each tribe gathorlng about it
totem pole, and recognizing all those
of that circlo as friondfl. The day
is coming when all tho pooplen ofth
earth will meet In a common brother
hood, not about a totem pole, but
nround tho cross on which tho Naz
arono was nailed.
Tho Nazarene came to free men from
traditions, to teach men to And the
abundant Hfo by losing themselves
in service, and to give as a motive
for sorvico a love which considers no
sacriflco too great when human need
requires it. That ChrlBt is conquer
ing tho world.
our Xl Shhc
Bofc, contain
IBIS inwtlc,
1iwb number or
old church tun?
XM ! In
In, sac oach.a.00icr dozen, portPd. " 1&J&
Echooluupcnnicnncuw nnuuinitcm, nuv.---
pla copy, petpnl. Addrcva
Tho Tckeri' Mwlc FnMiM8 Co., HJm, M. C.
On easy terms on free trial
You need not wait until you are ready to pay $500, or $200,
or $100 for a Columbia Grafonola. Invest $25 $5 at a
time in this
Eclipse $25
which plays the same
records as the higher
priced models, and plays
them right.
. -it
Any Columbia dealer will gladly demonstrate
the "Eclipse" in his store, or send it out to
your home on trial. If you do not easily
locate a Columbia dealer, write us.
Woolworth Bldg. New York
A Sewing Machine Offer
We want to put a SINGER
Sewing Machine into your
home for a free, fair, full trial.
We want every woman to
see for herself why the Singer is
recognized as the, best in the world.
Send a postal for our free booklet.
Select from it the type of machine
you would like to have sent to your
home for free trial, all charges paid.
If you decide to buy it, terms will be made to please you.
If you dont want it, it will be taken back at our expense.
Write for the booklet now. Address,
ROOM 310
r j-
HT '
o u '