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The Parables of Jesus, Lang, Cosmo Gordon
1 Lang, Cosmo Gordon The Parables of Jesus
Bradbury and Agnew and Co. 1906 Hardcover Good - pencil underlining and previous owners name inside 
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...also the character of the service which the true neighbour renders. It is unselfish, thorough, and personal. It is unselfish. There is a compassion which is selfish; and it is very common. Its motive sometimes is the indulgence of sentiment. The sentiment of compassion like other natural emotions craves satisfaction. It is really selfish when its primary motive is to satisfy itself rather than the need of its recipient. The charity which relieves itself by giving an alms to any beggar who asks without thought or care for his real need, which does not consider that that alms may be a means of encouraging thriftlessness and imposture, may be thus a cruel wrong both to the beggar himself and to the really deserving poor; the charity which, moved by some sentimental appeal, takes no trouble to see whether that appeal is true to facts, or likely to do more harm than good--this charity is fundamentally false; it is a form of selfindulgence. Or, again, the motive may be one's own spiritual good. To give an alms as a means of relieving one's conscience, or acquiring credit in the eyes of God, is really a selfish act. It is not admirable, it is merely pitiable, to see the crowds of beggars at some church door in Italy, maintained in beggary rather than lifted out of it, encouraged to trade in the apparatus of misery, by the alms of the faithful. True charity, true neighbourliness, considers first not the indulgence of sentiment or the satisfaction of conscience, but the true need of the poor. And it has come to pass, through the abuse of charity, that the true need of the poor is often best served by with holding, not giving, the heedless and casual dole. V. THOROUGH SERVICE The service of the Good Samaritan is thorough. He discerns... 
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Messages of the Men and Religion Movement (Volume II: Social Service), The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations
2 The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations Messages of the Men and Religion Movement (Volume II: Social Service)
American Press 1912 Volumes 2 Hard Cover Good - clean copy 

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