Nathaniel Hawthorne is well-known for his Puritan novels (such as The Scarlet Letter) and short stories.
However, the slavery debate was alive and well in his lifetime too.
He took issue with both sides of the debate in his short story The Maypole of Merry Mount.
Read more of my analysis here.
Revivals begin with God’s own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones…Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!
– Andrew Bonar.
Read more in the poem Something Big…
Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love may be a powerful emotion, but it’s power is intensified when our emotions collide with our physical senses.