Heart to Heart

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10    When the heart speaks, however simple the words,
         its language is always acceptable to those who have

         I just want to say, I thank you, my dear students, who
         are at work conscientiously and assiduously, for the good
15    you are doing. I am grateful to you for giving to the
         sick relief from pain; for giving joy to the suffering and
         hope to the disconsolate; for lifting the fallen and strength-
         ening the weak, and encouraging the heart grown faint
         with hope deferred. We are made glad by the divine
20    Love which looseth the chains of sickness and sin, open-
         ing the prison doors to such as are bound; and we should
         be more grateful than words can express, even through
         this white-winged messenger, our Journal.

         With all the homage beneath the skies, yet were our
25    burdens heavy but for the Christ-love that makes them
         light and renders the yoke easy. Having his word, you
         have little need of words of approval and encouragement
         from me. Perhaps it is even selfish in me sometimes to
         relieve my heart of its secrets, because I take so much

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1      pleasure in thus doing; but if my motives are sinister,
         they will harm myself only, and I shall have the unself-
         ish joy of knowing that the wrong motives are not yours,
         to react on yourselves.

5      These two words in Scripture suggest the sweetest
         similes to be found in any language—rock and feathers:
         “Upon this rock I will build my church;” “He shall
         cover thee with His feathers.” How blessed it is to
         think of you as “beneath the shadow of a great rock in
10    a weary land,” safe in His strength, building on His
         foundation, and covered from the devourer by divine
         protection and affection. Always bear in mind that His
         presence, power, and peace meet all human needs and
         reflect all bliss.

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Love is the liberator.