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EDUCATION   155

I do not wish to be misunderstood, for to me, and to most of those who read these pages, the Bible means a great deal more than I have tried very feebly to put into words. Most of us know how recently in a time of great national trial, with hearts torn by agony of loss or by an anxiety which seemed almost too great to bear, and spirits broken by an overwhelming sense of human misery and torture, and since then dulled and darkened in the discouragement and seeming disillusionment over still unsolved problems, national, social and personal, which the war has left behind, the words of psalmist, prophet or of the great Teacher himself have brought to us help and comfort, and raised our hopes and hearts above the "miseries of this sinful world," held fast our faith in the God who has been our refuge from one generation to another, brought back our drooping spirits to courage and high hope and taught us to see across the dark gulf which hides our future, something of the brightness and beauty of the City of God. Surely we are incurring a very grave responsibility if we neglect to see that this greatest gift but one from heaven to man is not treasured as the


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