Signs of the Times

Where Our Security Lies

The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Cockburn The New York Times, New York

"Tell me how the heart of man can be changed," [the Rev. Dr. Harold A. Cockburn] said, "and I shall tell you how there is to come about peace and security. Money can't do it. You can't buy one speck of goodness. All the better wages and better conditions of life will not bring goodness, kindness, and love into the world....

"The end of all scientific instruments and the atomic bomb will be destruction unless we can control them in the heart. It can't be done by force, which is a lesson we learned in the last ten years. We can compel nobody to be good.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

January 18, 1947

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.