"The battle is the Lord's"

Many hearts are uplifted today in thanksgiving for the turning tide of the war. Such thanksgiving is an element of righteous prayer. Gratitude for progress against the forces of evil is a necessary, definite, and potent weapon with which to open the way to further progress in the establishment of the kingdom of good upon earth.

Such gratitude on the part of the mass of people is approved by those in command of our armed forces in this war, and yet we are warned continually not to lose sight of the fact that many bitter trials still lie before us. We are informed that the future holds in store for us heavier, more destructive battles than the world has ever witnessed; that devastating casualties are inevitable. We are told frankly not to be too optimistic, not to become hopeful of quick and easy victory, not to expect miracles.

The Simplicity of Christian Science
August 26, 1944

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