From the Field

[Excerpt from Baccalaureate Address delivered at University of Washington, Seattle, on June 12, 1932, by Albert E. Lombard, Committee on Publication for Southern California]

Men and women of high vision backed by industry, good judgment, and integrity have made a deep impression on mankind. Throughout all ages looking upward has been the essential factor in bringing success to men and nations. This does not mean a blind optimism, that presses on unintelligently, but the uplifted viewpoint that looks understandingly to an improved condition, to a fundamental truth, to a high ideal, or, above all, to the supreme power that guides and sustains all right activities. The poet, the philosopher, the professional man, or the business man who has been of real benefit to his fellows has raised his thought above and beyond himself.

This reaching up for good is prayer, and when one desires sincerely to bring good into his life and the lives of others he is truly praying.

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Truth Always Triumphant
September 10, 1932

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