The subject of neutrality is engaging the earnest attention of individuals and nations at the present time. The effort is being made by certain nations not engaged in war to remain neutral, and thereby to prevent the spread of conflicts already existing. To this end legislation is passed and measures are adopted to deter nationals of one country from involving their government in the conflicts of other countries. One definition of neutrality given by Webster is, "The condition of being uninvolved in contests or controversies between others." And this is a most difficult condition for either individuals or nations to maintain.

However, if for any reason which might seem sufficient to them, two individuals should begin quarreling, it would be the part of good neighbors and friends to keep out of the controversy and to do everything possible to compose the situation. Such endeavors are certainly commendable. Furthermore, they are Christian. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus, the master Christian, said, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

One Perfect Heritage
March 6, 1937

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