Lt 140, 1910

Lt 140, 1910

Lindsay, Harmon

St. Helena, California

September 20, 1910

Previously unpublished.

Mr. Harmon Lindsay
Paradise Valley Sanitarium, San Diego

Dear Brother Lindsay:

Thank you for your letter. We must move very carefully in regard to the blending of the work of men nurses and women nurses, in order that no unwise course be taken. I have seen the harmful results of men acting as nurses for women and women acting as nurses for men. 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 1

Standing as you do in a position of influence, you must be guarded; for you are in danger of not preserving that noble dignity that should ever be your safeguard. 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 2

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little one in My name receiveth Me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 3

“Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe unto that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 4

“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye? if a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, He rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” [Matthew 18:1-14.] 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 5

Read that entire chapter, and practice the lesson of Christ. Let all our teachers heed this lesson, given by the greatest teacher the world has ever known, the One who gave His life that He might rescue every one who will seek Him with the whole heart. One thing is certain: Our people will have to be converted, or they will never be laborers together with God. 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 6

“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church; but if he shall neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” [Verses 15-20.] 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 7

In the last mail a letter came to me, of which I will send you a copy, that you may have the privilege of reading it. I feel intensely over such letters as these. 25LtMs, Lt 140, 1910, par. 8