Holding Our Ground

Just now the world in general is seeking for the courage to press on, in spite of setbacks, in spite of discouraging circumstances. It is looking for a sure foundation whereon to build its hopes, one that will not fail, and upon which it may stand fast until victory is at hand.

A writer of another century, Harriet Beecher Stowe, gives encouragement in these words to men and nations that seem to encounter overwhelming difficulties in their progress: "When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." This stimulating admonition cheers with the firm counsel, "Never give up," for one can always "hold on a minute longer;" and though it gives no definite truth to which one may pin one's faith and confidence, it nevertheless conveys the writer's belief in a power outside one's self which will cause the adverse tide to turn.

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