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BY GEORGE MAC DONALD
WITHIN AND WITHOUT,' THE MIRACLES OF OUR LORD'
('omfort ye, comfort ye my people
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'If thou wouldest be perfect.'—Matthew xix. 21.
FOR reasons many and profound, amongst the least because of the fragmentary nature of the records, he who would read them without the candle of the Lord—that is, the light of truth in his inward parts—must not merely fall into a thousand errors-a thing for such a one of less moment—but must fail utterly of perceiving and understanding the life therein struggling to reveal itself, the life, that is, of the Son of Man, the thought, the feeling, the intent of the Lord himself, that by which he lived, that which is himself, that which he poured out for us. Yet the one thing he has to do with is this life of Jesus, his inner nature and being, manifested through his outer life, according to the power of sight in the spiritual eye that looks thereupon.
In contemplating the incident revealing that life of which I would now endeavour to unfold