The origins of the more ancient devotions are often rather obscure. By practicing love of the saints we strengthen the unity of the entire Body of Christ in the Spirit.
Who shall say where it will end? This in turn brings us all closer to Christ. Being here in America doesn't make you an American.
Opinion will form for a war, in the face of manifest provocation and of precious rights called into question. Men, all this stuff you hear about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of bullshit.
Old ways were the only ways acceptable to English feet. They profess to be a friend and defenders of all peace-loving and freedom-loving people. The power to govern and direct primaries, combine primaries for the control of conventions, and use conventions for the nomination of candidates and the formulation of platforms agreed upon beforehand is an eminently useful thing in itself, and cannot be dispensed with, it may be, in democratic countries, where men must act, not helter skelter, but in parties, and with a certain party discipline, not easily thrown off; but it is not the first product of our politics we should wish to export to Porto Rico and the Philippines.
Not until was representation in Parliament at last reformed, and the Commons made a veritable instrument of the nation's will.
And yet we came together as a nation, infused by the American Spirit, to defeat dictatorial regimes that embraced racism, genocide, and aimed to destroy our freedom and sense of unity.
If we have not learned the substance of these things, no nation is ever likely to learn it, for it is taken from life, and not from books.