A Strong Defense

In certain parts of the jungle it is necessary, in order to secure immunity from the marauding attacks of night-prowling animals, to keep a fire burning in each of the four corners of the compound. Neglect of this precaution means probable loss and destruction of property, and even, perhaps, of the human sense of life. How essential, then, that the watchman be alert and active in supplying the fuel to insure a strong defense!

May we not liken this experience of the jungle to the necessity of keeping the fires of love burning in order to guard our consciousness from the marauding attacks of error which claim an existence apart from and superior in power to God, good? Should we not all be watchmen, actively engaged during the night—those periods when doubt and fear, malice and envy, essay to rob us of our heritage of freedom—in keeping bright the protecting fires of wisdom, compassion, truth, and spiritual understanding?

May 28, 1932

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