"Semper paratus"

To be prepared for every emergency is the ideal position for men and nations, and in the endeavor to attain this ideal nations have built up great armaments and men have carried about with them innumerable impedimenta and paraphernalia of all descriptions, only to find when the emergency is reached that something needful is missing. This failure is ever the result of trusting to matter as a savior, for, in the last analysis, matter has no intelligence and therefore cannot save mankind from the results of its faith in matter or nonintelligence.

It is only as one ceases to trust in matter and begins to rely on Spirit, God, that true preparedness is possible. What a blessing an ever present, unfailing remedy would be to earth's weary ones who, after applying every material remedy, are yet burdened with their unsolved problems. But such a remedy has always been at hand, for in Jeremiah we read, "Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?" and in the New Testament, "The kingdom of God is at hand." This is the same Lord that says in Exodus, "I am the Lord that healeth thee."

"What ye will"
July 10, 1920

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