ATTORNEYS are people too. They are people of intelligence, influence, and affluence. They are leaders in every community. Their counsel and advice is sought after and listened to by citizens everywhere. But we seldom seek them out for any reason. . .
According to Religious News Service, Dr. Howard Conn, of Plymouth Congregational church in Minneapolis, distributed a questionnaire to his congregation two Sundays after last Easter, and announced the results in a sermon, "The Anatomy of Easter." The results are quite revealing.
WHO knows how to deal with people? How do you deal with a critic? A hypocrite? Or a disloyal individual? How do you deal with a person who fritters away his time? What about the discouraged soul who thinks he has lost his last friend on earth? How do we relate to the one who feels he is not appreciated? If he were, he'd be promoted, says he.
LONG before Mrs. John Wesley dragged her husband around the house by his hair, Christian pastors had found that among the most difficult persons in the world to live with were their own wives. No other area of human endeavor so dramatically and quickly bring to the attention of the pastor his own humanity and sinfulness as his relationship with his wife. The minister who is successful at helping other people solve problems of relations with others may still fail to have a happy and warm relationship with his own wife.
THE last public effort conducted in the Southern Mindanao Mission for the year 1969 was in Silway, General Santos City, Philippines, August 1 to September 15. The meetings were conducted by Jimmy H. Adil, our Moslem worker, and Hus S. Bu gayong, our ministerial intern.
PRAYER in the church worship service is the respectful and receptive opening of the heart to God with others of like attitudes and expectations. It is a togetherness in approaching God for His presence and mercies.