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Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt

  There are millions who accept this doctrine, but few indeed are those who accept it so truly that the fate of humanity lies as a weight on their souls night and day.   This group in Park Place Church was made up of the earnest few.   I was drawn deeper and deeper into these concerns and responsibilities.   I engaged more and more in religious activities.   Besides Church and Sunday School I went to out-of-door meetings on the sidewalk at the church door.   I went to an afternoon service at the YMCA.   I went to the Christian Endeavor Society and to the evening service of the church.   lack >   Much of this lack ed the active support of the pastor.     The young people were self-energizing, and I was energized.   Once or twice my father asked me if I wasn't overdoing a bit in my churchgoing.   Meanwhile I myself was not yet saved.   At least I had been unable to lay hold on the experience of conversion.   Try as I might to confess my sins and accept salvation, no answer came to me from heaven.   Finally, after years, I gave up.   The basic difficulty, I suppose, was in my ultimate inability to feel a burden of sin from which I sought relief.   I was familiar with Pilgrim's Progress, which I read as literature.