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【FZK-008】華麗なる黒パンスト#1

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 12:09:12
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【FZK-008】華麗なる黒パンスト#1 �


Itwasnotthattheydidnotloveus;theydid,deeplyandwarmly.Butthereareyouagain--whattheymeantby"love"andwhatwemeantby"love"weresodifferent.

"Astogivingusthings--ofcoursewecanseethatyou'dliketo,butwearegladyoucan't,"Celiscontinued."Yousee,weloveyoujustforyourselves--wewouldn'twantyouto--topayanything.Isn'titenoughtoknowthatyouarelovedpersonally--andjustasmen?"

NoneofuswerewillingtotellthewomenofHerlandabouttheevilsofourownbelovedland.Itwasallverywellforustoassumethemtobenecessaryandessential,andtocriticize--strictlyamongourselves--theirall-too-perfectcivilization,butwhenitcametotellingthemaboutthefailuresandwastesofourown,wenevercouldbringourselvestodoit.

"TherehasbeennothinglikethisinthecountrysinceourMotherhoodbegan!"Somelsaidsoftlytome,whilewewatchedthesymbolicmarches."Yousee,itisthedawnofanewera.Youdon'tknowhowmuchyoumeantous.ItisnotonlyFatherhood--thatmarvelousdualparentagetowhichwearestrangers--themiracleofunioninlife-giving--butitisBrotherhood.Youaretherestoftheworld.Youjoinustoourkind--toallthestrangelandsandpeopleswehaveneverseen.Wehopetoknowthem--toloveandhelpthem--andtolearnofthem.Ah!Youcannotknow!"

"Doyourwomenhavenonamesbeforetheyaremarried?"Celissuddenlydemanded.

"Itisbeautiful!"Icriedenthusiastically."Itisthemostpractical,comforting,progressivereligionIeverheardof.YouDOloveoneanother--youDObearoneanother'sburdens--youDOrealizethatalittlechildisatypeofthekingdomofheaven.YouaremoreChristianthananypeopleIeversaw.But--howaboutdeath?Andthelifeeverlasting?Whatdoesyourreligionteachabouteternity?"

SomelandZavaandMoadinewereonhand;wewerethankfultohavethem,too--theyseemedalmostlikerelatives.

Jeffwasthedeterminedoneonthisscore.

Asforthoselittletempleseverywhere--someofthewomenweremoreskilled,moretemperamentallyinclined,inthisdirection,thanothers.These,whatevertheirworkmightbe,gavecertainhourstotheTempleService,whichmeantbeingtherewithalltheirloveandwisdomandtrainedthought,tosmoothoutroughplacesforanyonewhoneededit.Sometimesitwasarealgrief,veryrarelyaquarrel,mostoftenaperplexity;eveninHerlandthehumansoulhaditshoursofdarkness.Butallthroughthecountrytheirbestandwisestwerereadytogivehelp.


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