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character; each one bom into this world is a fresh new sou! intended by his Maker to develope himself in a new fresh way; we are what we are; we cannot be truly other than ourselves. We reach perfection not by copying, much less by aiming at originality; but by consistently and steadily working out the life which is common to us al!, according to the character which God has given ns. And thus will the Church of God be one at last will present an unity like that of heaven. There is one universe in which each separate star differs from another in glory; one Church in which a single Spirit, the life of God, pervades'each separate soul; and just in proportion as that life becomes exalted does it enable every one to shine forth in the distinctness of his °wn separate individuality, like the stars of heaven" i).

!) Sermons III, p. 42.

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