“It is God, as we see Him in Christ, who satisfies the longings of the human heart, God the loving Father, whose passionate tender care for the least and most insignificant makes the burden of life supportable–brings faith and hope to man.”

“If the witness of Jesus means anything, it means that God is not unrelated and impersonal, but that He is in spiritual contact with men, intelligible like the universe to human consciousness, that His love is not intangible but real, and corresponds to human love; that His character is like our character but pure and perfect, that He knows and understands us and that we can know and understand Him.”

 – John Wilhelm Rowntree, “May We Believe in God?,” Essays and Addresses,
edited by Joshua Rowntree, 1906.

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