60 Separation or Continuity, Which?
men at heart) that it would prove a blessing to the colored man?
As long as we are one family then our interests are mutual. We
will do a precious little in helping to build each other up if we
are separated. When white and colored become separated in
church, especially when they have lived together, they cease to
do much in helping each other. We have not a few, but many
examples to prove this statement. Therefore all will not be
blessed in such union. No type of religion honors God when it
is established on the color line. And that is advocated from
"beginning to end in the book " Union of Episcopal Methodisms."
We need to advocate a Methodism that looks out upon this
broad world and sees in its vision among other people the
captive Ethiopian stretching out his hands for the light of the
Gospel and a Methodism recognizing the priceless opportunity
of taking by the hand these despised people and helping to
develop them into a noble Christian manhood. A Methodism
that is not sentimentalism as it regards the Necro. But a
Methodism that has a heart as broad as humanity. A great
heart backed b\ conscience and without prejudice, going out to
the colored race as a part of God's family, needing the touch of
God's hand through its association and benevolence.