Signs of the Times

Topic: The Way to Peace

[From the Dayton Journal, Ohio]

We desire peace, and we desire it much. We have fashioned treaties to make it sure, and they are dust upon the wind of chance. We pile up armaments to ensure peace and find ourselves imprisoned together with our fears.

If treaties are as nothing and armaments but link us with our dreads, how then may we gain peace? It is ours upon condition. The Psalmist named it when he wrote, "Righteousness and peace have kissed each other." Man's salvation from war lies in his righteousness. Let us then ask of ourselves, Are we righteous with all the kindliness the word implies? Do we bicker with members of our families or do we find high joy within their joy? Are we righteous in our attitude toward our neighbors and in our relations with those we contact in the business world?

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May 6, 1939

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