Signs of the Times

The Unitarian Register

The Reverend Jack Mendelsohn, Jr. in The Unitarian Register and The Universalist Leader Boston, Massachusetts

The crisis is deepening, the tensions are mounting, the countdown toward holocaust is advancing. What can the individual do? ...The individual can try to be worthy of survival. I do not mean only physical survival. Survival does not mean mere existence.... Survival means the carrying on of love and gentleness, of imagination, of the works of the heart, the mind, and the hand; it means the deepening of wisdom and compassion. Without them, human existence scarcely would he worth the effort. Each individual can try to be a better embodiment of what deserves to survive in human life....

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March 31, 1962

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