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The ambassador replied at once. In his letter he told how, when he first came to America, he had been intensely interested in the Christian religion, as he felt that it was in some very definite way the real source of the enlightened civilization of this great country. He said he then and there made up his mind that he would never refuse an invitation to attend a Christian service, if it were at all possible for him to accept. "I have been in this country six years," he wrote, "and yours is the first such invitation I have ever received!"
What a tragic commentary on the indifference of Christians to the need of those who are strangers to the gospel! Who can weigh aright the guilt of Christians who were aquainted whith this great statesman and never once attempted to win him for Christ? Let us all remember the admonition, "Redeeming the time (buying up opportunities) for the days are evil."