Poet's words show truth in love for Jesus

April 2, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Updated April 1, 2014 at 11:02 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), known as the "father of American poets" and longtime editor of the New York Evening Post, wrote:

"The very men who, in the pride of their investigations into the secrets of the internal world, turn a look of scorn upon the Christian system of belief, are not aware how much of the peace and order of society, how much the happiness of households, and the purest of those who are the dearest to them, are owing to the influence of that religion extending beyond their sphere ..."

"In my view, the life, the teachings, the labors and the sufferings of the blessed Jesus, there can be no admiration too profound, no love of which the human heart is capable too warm, no gratitude too earnest and deep of which He is justly the object."

I could not have put the truth of the blessed influence of Jesus any better than William Cullen Bryant.

John Fisher, Point Comfort



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