"We be brethren"

A beautiful incident presented in the thirteenth chapter of the book of Genesis never fails to arouse our admiration and respect. The herdmen of Abram and of Lot had been quarreling among themselves regarding pasture for their flocks. Finally, Abram magnanimously proposed to Lot a practical basis of settlement, saying to his kinsman, "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren." The Scriptural record implies that, when they had reached this friendly agreement, each went his way in peace and brotherly love.

Here is an inspiring example for individuals and nations of the present day, and for all time. With this spirit animating individuals and nations in their relations with one another, injustice or discords, however long-standing they may have seemed to be, can and will be removed with honor and blessing to all concerned. Nothing is gained by perpetuating disagreements and differences. Everything is to be gained by working patiently and consistently toward the establishment of justice and mutual understanding. We live in an age when the supremacy of Mind is being increasingly recognized and acknowledged. And the guiding influence of divine intelligence is being illustrated in many instances in the affairs of men and of nations.

True Self-Expression
July 30, 1932

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