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amr'cxptfcii7.Cy'h'Tr Gr"tIIafi downright
condemnation of the proposed action
on Philip's part. It would be presenting
the church In a false light to picture
It as entirely opposed up to this date
to Philip's preaching and Ideas of
Christian living. He hud built up a
strong bnt.tre.ss of admiring and be
lieving members in the church. This
stood , with Mr. Winter's Influence , as
a breakwater against the tidal wave of
opposition now beginning to pour in
upon him. There was an element In
Calvary church conservative to a de
gree and yet strong In its growing be
lief that Christian action and church
work In the world had reached a cer
tain crisis which would result either
in the death or life of the church in
America. Philip's preaching had
strengthened this feeling. His last
move had startled this element , and
it wished to wait for developments.
The proposal of some that the minis
ter be requested to resign was finally
overruled , and it was decided not to
oppose his desertion of the parsonage ,
while the matter of reduction of sal
ary was voted upon In the negative.
But feeling was roused to a high
pitch. Many of the members declared
their Intention of refusing to attend
services. Some said they would not
pay their pledges any longer. A pre
vailing minority , however , ruled in fa
vor of Philip , and the action of the
meeting was formally sent him by the
Meanwhile Philip moved out of the
parsonage into his new quarters. The
daily paper , which had given a sensa
tional account of his sermon , laying
most stress upon his voluntary proposi
tion referring to his salary , now came
out with a column and a half devoted
to his carrying out of his determination
to abandon the parsonage and get near
er the people in the tenements. The
article was widely copied and various
ly commented upon. In Milton his ac
tion was condemned by many , defend
ed by some. Very few seemed to un
derstand his exact motive. The ma
jority took it as an eccentric move and
expressed regret in one form and an
other that a man of such marked in
tellectual power as Mr. Strong seem
ed to possess lacked balance and good
judgment. Some called him a crank.
The people in the tenement district
were too much absorbed in their suf
ferings and selfishness to show any
demonstration. It remained to be seen
whether they would be any better
touched by him in his new home.
So matters stood when the first Sun
day of a new mouth came and Mr.
Strong again stood before his church
with his Christ message. It had been
a wearing month to him. Gradually
there had been growing upon him a
sense of almost isolation In his pulpit
work. He wondered if he had inter
preted Christ aright. lie probed deep
er and deeper into the springs of action
that moved the historical Jesus and
again and again put that resplendently
calm , majestic , suffering personality
Into his own pulpit in Milton and then
stood off. as it were , to watch what he
would in all human probability say.
He reviewed all his own sayings on
those first Sundays and tried to tax
himself with utmost severity for any
denial of his Master or any false
presentation of his spirit , and as he
went over the ground he was almost
overwhelmed to think how little had
been really accomplished. This time
he came before the church with the
experience of nearly three weeks' hand
to hand work among the people for
whose sake he had moved out of the
parsonage. As usual an immense con
gregation thronged the church. .
"The question has come to me lately
in different forms , " began Philip , "as
to what is church work. I am aware
that my attitude on the question is not
shared by many of the members of
this church and other churches. Nev
ertheless I stand here today , as I have
stood on these Sundays , to declare to
you what in deepest humility would
seem to me to be the attitude of Christ
in the matter before us.
"What is a church ? It is a body of
disciples professing to acknowledge
Christ as Master. What does he want
such a body to do ? Whatever will
most effectively make God's kingdom
come on earth and his will be done as
in heaven. What is the most neces
sary work of this church in Milton ?
It is to go out and seek and save the
lost. It is to take up its cross and fol
low the Master. And as I see him to
day he beckons this church to follow
him into the tenements and slums of
this town and be Christs to those who
do not know him. As I see him he
stands beckoning with pierced palms
in the direction of suffering and dis
ease and ignorance and vice and pa
ganism , saying , 'Here is where the
work of Calvary church lies. ' I do not
believe the work of this church con
sists in having so many meetings and
socials and pleasant gatherings and de
lightful occasions among its own mem
bers , but the real work of this church
consists in getting out of its own lit
tle circle in which it has been so
many years moving and going in any
way most effective to the world's
wounded to bind up the hurt and be a
savior to the lost. If we do not un
derstand this to be the true meaning of
church work , then I believe we miss
its whole meaning. Church work in
Milton today does not consist In doing
you. It means helping tolnake a clean
er town , the purification of our munici
pal life , the actual planning and accomplishment -
( complishment of means to relieve
! physical distress , a thorough under
standing of the problem of labor and
capital In brief , church work today
in this town is whatever is most need
ed to be done to prove to tills town
that we are what we profess ourselves -
' selves to be. disciples of Jesus Christ.
That is the reason I give more time to
the tenement district problem than to
j calling on families that are well and
( In possession of great comforts and
privileges. That is the reason I call
, on this church to do Christ's work in
| his name and give Itself to save that
part of our town. "
This Is but the briefest of the
sketches of Philip's sermon. It was a
part of himself , his experience , his
heart belief. He poured it out on the
vast audience with little saving of his
vitality. And that Sunday he went
home at night exhausted , with a feel
ing of weariness partly due to his
work during the week among the pee
ple. The calls upon his time and
j strength had been Incessant , and he
. ilid not know where or when to stop.
It was three weeks after this ser
mon on church work that Philip was
again surprised by his strange visitor
of a month before. He had been out
making some visits in company with
his wife. When they came back to the
house , there sat the Brother Man on
At sight of him Philip felt that same
thrill of expectancy which had passed
over him at his former appearance.
The old man stood up and took off'
his hat He looked very tired and ser
rowful. But there breathed from his )
entire bearing the element of a perfect
"Brother Man , " said Philip cheerily ,
"come in and rest yourself. "
"Can you keep me overnight ? "
The question was put wistfully.
Philip was struck by the difference
between this almost shrinking request
and the self invitation of a month be
"Yes , indeed. We have one spare
room for you. You are welcome. Come
So they went in , and after tea the
two sat down together while Mrs.
Strong was busy in the kitchen. A
part of this conversation was after
ward related by the minister to.his
wife. A part of it he afterward said
was unreportable the manner of tone ,
the inflection , the gesture of his re
markable guest no man could repro
"You have moved since I saw you
last , " said the visitor.
"Yes , " replied Philip. "You did not
expect me to act on your advice so
soon ? "
"My advice ? " The question came in
a hesitating tone. "Did I advise you
to move ? Ah , yes , I remember ! " A
light like suprernest reason flashed over
Tlicrc sat the Brother Man on the step.
the man's face and then died out
"Yes , yes ; you are beginning to live on
your simpler basis. You are doing as
you preach. That must feel good. "
"Yes , " replied Philip , "it does feel
good. Do you think. Brother Man , that
this will help to solve the problem ? "
"What problem ? "
"Why. the problem of the church and
the people winning them , saving
"Are your church members moving
out of their elegant houses and coming
down here to live ? " The old man ask
ed the question in utmost simplicity.
"No ; I did not ask them. "
"You ought to. "
"What ! Do you believe my people
ought literally to leave their posses
sions and live among the people ? "
Philip could not help asking the
question , and all the time he was con
scious of a strange absurdity , mingled
with an unaccountable respect for his
visitor and his opinion.
"Yes , " came the reply , with the
calmness of light. "Christ would de
mand it if he were pastor of Calvary
church in this age. The church mem
bers , the Christians in this century ,
must renounce all that they have or
they cannot be his disciples. "
Philip sat profoundly silent The
words spoken so quietly by this crea
ture tossed upon his own soul like a
vessel in a tempest He dared not say
anything for a moment. The Brother
Man looked over and said it last ,
"What have you been preaching about
since you came here ? "
" i errant m- ? > ? ti c.r'ir. -
"What are some oftho tilings you
have preached about ? "
"Well" Philip clasped his hands
over his knees "I have preached about
the right and wrong uses of property ,
the evil of the saloon , the Sunday as
a day of rest and worship , the necessi
ty of moving our church building down
into tills neighborhood , the need of
living on a simpler basis and , lastly ,
the true work of a church in these
"Has your church done what you
have wished ? "
"No. " replied Philip , with a sigh.
"Will it do what you preach ought
to be done ? "
"I do not know. "
"Why don't you resign ? "
The question came with perfect sim
plicity , but It smote Philip almost like
a blow. It was spoken with calmness
that hardly rose above a whisper , but
It seemed to the listener almost like a
shout The thought of giving up his
work simply because his church had
not yet done what he wished or be
cause some of his people did not like
him was the last thing a man of his
nature would do. He looked again at
the man and said :
"Would you resign if you were in my
place ? "
"No. " It was so quietly spoken that
Philip almost doubted If his visitor
had replied. Then he said. "What has
been done with the parsonage ? "
"It is empty. The church is waiting
to rent It to some one who expects to
move to Milton soon. "
"Are you sorry you came here ? "
"No. I am happy in my work. "
"Do you have enough to cat and
wear ? "
"Yes , indeed. The thousand dollars
which the church refused to take off
my salary goes to help whore most
needed. The rest is more than enough
for us. "
"Does your wife think so ? " The
question from any one else had boon
impertinent. From this man it was
"Let us call her in and ask her. " re
plied Philip , with a smile.
"Sarah , the Brother Man wants to
know if you have enough to live on. "
Sarah came in and sat down. It was
dark. The year was turning into the
softer months of spring , and all the
outdoor world had been a benediction
that evening if the sorrow and poverty
and sin of the tenement district so
near had not pervaded the very walls
and atmosphere of the entire place.
The minister's wife answered brave-
v : " 1-s , ive have food and clothing
and life's cucessaries. But , oh , Philip ,
this lue is wearing you out ! Yes ,
Brother Man , " she continued , while a
tear rolled over her cheek , "the minis
ter is giving his Hfeblood for these
people , and they do not cure. It is a
vain sacrifice. " She had spolu ) as
frankly as if the old n. vfc hud beiui
her father. There was ; i souiftliing
in him which called out such cunli-
Mr. Strong soothed his wife , clasping
her to him tenderly. "There , Sarah ,
you are nervous and tired. I am a lit
tle discouraged , but strong and hearty
for the work. Brother Man , you must
not think we regret your advice. We
have been blessed by following it. "
And then their remarkable guest
stretched out his arms through the
gathering gloom in the room and seem
ed to bless them. Later in the even
ing he again called for a Bible and
offered a prayer of wondrous sweet
ness. He was shown to his plainly fur
nished room. He looked around and
"This is like my old home , " he said ;
"a palace , where the poor die of hun
Philip started at the odd remark ,
then recollected that the old man had
once been wealthy , and sometimes in
his half dazed condition Philip thought
probable he confounded the humblest
surroundings with his once luxurious
home. He lingered a moment , and
the man said , as if speaking to him
self , "If they do not renounce all they
have , they cannot be my disciples. "
"Good night , Brother Man , " cried
Philip as he went out
"Good night , Christ's man , " replied
his guest. And Philip went to his rest
that night , great questions throbbing
in him and the demands of the Master
more distinctly brought to his attention
Again , as before when he rose in
the morning , he found that his visitor
Avas gone. His eccentric movements
accounted for his sudden disappear
ances , but they were disappointed. They
wanted to see their guest again and
question him about his history. They
promised themselves lie would do so
The following Sunday Philip preach
ed one of those sermons which come tea
a man once or twice in a whole minis
try. It was the last Sunday of the
mouth and not a special occasion. But
there had surged iuto his thought the
meaning of the Christian life with
such uncontrollable power that his ser
mon readied hearts never before touch
ed. He remained at the close of the
service to talk with several young men ,
who seemed moved as never before.
After they had gone away he went into
his own room back of the platform to
get something he had left there and to
his surprise found the church sexton
kneeling down by one of the chairs.
As the -minister came in the man rose
and turned toward him.
"Mr. Strong , I want to be a Chris
tian. I want to join the church and
lead a different life. "
Philip clasped his hand , while tears
rolled over the man's face. He staid
and talked with him and prayed with
him , and when he finally went home
the minister was convinced it was as
strong and true a conversion as he had
ever seen. He at once related the story
to his wife , who had gone on before
to get dinner.
"Why , Philip , " she exclaimed when
he said the sexton wanted to be bap
tized and unite with the church at the
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