Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection that includes sermons from May 24, 1908 to August 9, 1908. This sermon again (see "Man's Responsibility", November 27, 1904) addresses the passage from Galatians 6:5 "For every man shall bear his own burden." The first burden is that of determining what kind of person one will be and one's moral and religious views. Davis sees this as a matter of individual responsibility (Universal priesthood, see "Mountain Climbing", June 28, 1908). But then there are daily burdens for oneself and for one's community and society. Davis is sharply critical of politicians -- parasites and leaches -- and the idle rich and more compassionate of the idle poor.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy

Rights Statement

The Bearing of Burdens



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