Positive Right

No quality or action of Mind is negative, indeterminate, unsubstantial. He who is directed of Principle does not draw upon duality, improbity, and contradiction to attain his ends. He does not parley, prevaricate, or bargain with evil. He knows that there is only one course to take, and that is to prove evil's nothingness by its complete annihilation. To accomplish this, wisdom is required, that the nature of evil, often plausible and disguised as good, may be discerned. Courage is needed also to stand firm amidst all assaults; and patience, which knows neither intolerance nor resentment in dealing with mankind. Not sufficient is it to deny this error; it must be replaced by Truth.

The individual will be strengthened and comforted in remembering that on the side of right is lawfulness, and always final victory. Thus Paul voiced positive, fundamental reality when he declared, "We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth."

He who believes in the possibility of failure or loss in the pursuance of right, overlooks the fact that righteousness based on Principle knows no loss or failure. Temptations may arise, weaknesses may have to be overcome, but they are simply the debris of mortal belief to be swept aside. They but constitute an opportunity to obey the command of Paul to the Romans, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."

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July 31, 1943

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