Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Norris said "LET ME EMPHASIZE IT"

Go to the average church ..... I say this kindly ..... what do we find?  They are discussing some modern educational program, or some little social service program.  Yes, all these programs will not tell a mother that she shall see her babe that occupied the empty cradle; all these programs don't tell a man like J. W. Smith, whose funeral I conducted this afternoon, on Saturday night when he lay dying.  I sat on the bedside of that old engineer that had pulled the throttle for thirty years ... he said, "I am happy ... as I think of the hour that is coming."  All the wisdom of the world hasn't anything to give that man ... they can't tell him as he looked down the rail and kept his hand on the throttle that he is going to roll into the Union Station above!  They are just as blind, the religious leaders today, as the wise men of Babylon, when the fingers of God wrote over against the candlestick upon the wall ..... listen, "THEN, CAME IN ALL THE KING'S WISE MEN; BUT THEY COULD NOT READ THE WRITING, NOR MAKE KNOWN TO THE KING THE INTERPRETATION THEREOF."  Then we hear the word of the queen who was awakened and brought into the presence of the king and his drunken lords ...... "THERE IS A MAN IN THY KINGDOM, IN WHOM IS THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLY GODS; AND IN THE DAYS OF THY FATHER LIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING AND WISDOM OF THE GODS, WAS FOUND IN HIM."

~ J. Frank Norris

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