New Life Episcopal Church

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Poor

Evelyn Underhill (1875 -1941) was an Anglican intellectual, pacifist and writer on mysticism. She once received advice from Austrian religious writer and Christian apologist Friedrich von Hügel (1852-1925) who thought Evelyn too enthralled by ideas: “I believe you ought to get yourself, gently and gradually, interested in the poor; that you should visit them, very quietly and unostentatiously, with as little incorporation as possible into Visiting Societies etc. You badly want de-intellectualizing or at least developing homely human sense and spirit dispositions … I would carefully give preference to the two weekly visitations of the poor above anything else …”*

*(From A Mile in My Shoes, Trevor Hudson)

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