When rector Daniel Gilchrist (Edmund Lowe) preaches material sacrifice to his wealthy congregation, he is forced out of his parish. His sweetheart, Clare (Brenda Bond), dumps him in favor of Jerry Goodkind (Raymond Bloomer), the son of a wealthy man (George Lessey). Gilchrist goes on to found a mission, while Jerry's constant womanizing tortures Clare. When she returns to her former flame, however, he insists that happiness comes through service. Hennig, a vindictive and misguided miner (A.J. Herbert), incites a mob to attack Gilchrist, but they come to a halt when Mary, a crippled little girl (Anne Dale), is healed by her faith and walks. Jerry's father compares Gilchrist's life to that of his son, and wonders whether the ousted rector has had the more successful life. This drama actually turned out better than the Channing Pollock play on which it was based -- something that doesn't happen often in motion pictures.
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