of an accident, which is bound to end fatally, kills hope, and makes effort meaningless!
Yet if a man would turn to some religion which may seem to offer an escape from such futility, to which shall he go with any real hope? Will his heart warm itself at the fierce frown of a Buddhists' Temple God? Shall he delight himself in the unmeaning and fruitless round of Brahmin transmigrations till at long last he may sink into impersonal nothingness? Shall he spend his days and nights in turning the unanswering Prayer Wheel, or cower in fear before the menace of a cruel spirit world, or give his money to extricate his unfortunate relations a little sooner from the fires of Purgatory in the hope that his children will do the same for him? It is a fearful thing to find oneself overtaken by some evil from which there is no escape, and to realise one's helplessness in the face of an unsympathetic and powerless world and feel the true agony of loneliness and despair.
If this booklet can bring one such to the true delight of the Gospel of the Love of God its author will be more than repaid.