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Brave Men and Women

Brave Men and Women

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Published by: Dharmsen Soni on Jan 26, 2011
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country are full of promise. In several of our large cities, notably New York
and Philadelphia, institutions have recently been founded for the training of
nurses, and sisterhoods organized for the better accomplishment of
Christian work in hospitals, asylums, and among the poor and
unfortunate--a work, indeed, which has been done, in one way or another,
in all the Christian ages, by every true follower of the Master.

And here, in conclusion, the thought suggests itself that differences of
organization, whether ecclesiastical or otherwise, should not conceal from
our eyes the true notes of "the communion of the saints," or shut from our
hearts the conditions of inheriting the kingdom prepared from the
foundation of the world: "I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was
thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked,
and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye
came unto me."

O English Nightingale, Who hadst the grace to hear The dying soldier's
far-off wail, And pause not for a tear--

Who, as on angel wings, Didst seek the wintry sea, To put thy hand to
menial things, Which were not such to thee;

And didst, with heaven-born art, Where pain implored release, To mangled
form and broken heart Bring healing and sweet peace--

Thy work was music, song, As brave as ever stirred A nation's heart; as
calm and strong As angels ever heard!

Gazing on the modest, unassuming countenance shown in the illustration
which accompanies this sketch, one can imagine the surprised question to
which the King answers in the last day: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto
one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

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