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WATCHERS OF THE DAWN

From the December 1910 issue of The Christian Science Journal


SAID the wise man of old, "Where there is no vision, the people perish:" and in later days a great philosopher, speaking to the youth of Athens, who if no longer under the thrall of paganism had not yet awakened to that largest service to mankind which Christianity was to reveal, said, "The gods are on high Olympus, but the Greeks are at your door. " In Palestine, still later, a greater teacher than Socrates, urging his followers to consecrate themselves to the service of humanity, exclaimed, "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.