Overcoming Handicaps

As this is being written, the for-sythia in our garden is radiant with blossoms. Each pointed petal is strong and colorful, joyously contributing its part to the galaxy of yellow stars. Only a few weeks ago a blizzard weighed down these bushes now so gay and brilliant. Their branches were bound to the earth by the heavy snow. One wondered if they would survive the ordeal and be able once again to give forth their noiseless notes of early spring.

But they were able to endure; they did not give up. They bowed, but they did not break. They did not surrender to the forces that beset and threatened. They outlived the adverse conditions that would lay them low.

New President of The Mother Church
June 30, 1945

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