He was distinguished Boston churchman and abolitionist. He was
the rector of Trinity Church in Boston and was appointed as the Bishop of
Massachusetts later. He was greatly responsible for the spiritual education of Helen
and her knowledge of the Bible.
Helen counts it one of her sweetest privileged to have known
and conversed with Bishop Brooks. Only those who knew him can appreciate the
joy his friendship was to those who possed it. As a child she loved to sit on
his knee and clasp his great hand with one of hers.
Once she asked him “Why are there so many religions?”
He said:- “There is one Universal religion, Helen – The religion of love. Love
your heavenly Father with your whole heart and soul, love every child of God as
much as ever you can, remember that the possibilities of good are greater than
the possibilities of evil; and you have the key to heaven. ”
He taught her no special creed but impressed upon her mind
the two great ideas – the fatherhood of god and the brotherhood of man, and
made her feel that these truths underlie all creeds and forms of worship. God
is love, God is our Father, and we all are his children. After the death of him
Helen read the Bible thoroughly and also some other boos on religion.
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