News Perspectives Where the Crossroads Meet I was reading an old Spiritualist book dated 1908 when I came across this poem by Sam Walter Foss... What Four Men Said. "They sat, they talked where the cross roads meet, Four men from the four winds come. They talked of the horse, for they loved the theme, And never a man was dumb. The man from the north loved the strength of the horse, and the man from the east his pace. And the man from the south loved the speed of the horse and the man from the west his grace. So these four men from the four winds come, each paused a while in his course. And smiled in the face of his fellowman and lovingly talked of the horse. Then these men parted and went their ways, and each their different courses ran; And each journeyed with peace in his heart and loving his fellow man. They met the next year where the crossroads meet, Four men from the four winds come, And it chanced as they met, that they talked of God, And never a man was dumb. One imaged god in the shape of a man, A spirit one did insist; One said that nature herself was God And one said he didn’t exist. But they lashed each other with words that stung, Each glared in the face of his fellowman and wrathfully talked of God. And then they parted and went their ways, As their different courses ran As each man journeyed with war in his heart And hating his fellow man." God, perhaps the most misunderstood power in all of history, and the subject of so many wars; in our modern civilised era has anything changed? Yet Spiritualism tells us, we cannot be were God is not, that power is within each of us - our friends, family and enemies. God is in all that we see and experience. "God is present in this world through my consciousness. I am an expression of his word, his light, his love." * Minister Jackie Wright (*taken from the Spiritualists’ National Union Fatherhood of God cards).