An Individual Contribution to World Peace

In the face of tensions and conflicts in various parts of the world, patriotic and humanitarian individuals often ask themselves the question, "What can I do to help?" Viewed entirely from the standpoint of the material senses, conditions do seem at times to be running an erratic course wherein human efforts might appear to be almost futile. We hear the remark that a condition will last for many years, or that there is no solution in sight, or that the only possible outcome will be a stalemate.

Such predictions are reminiscent of the lament of the people of Israel in the time of the prophet Ezekiel, "The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth." Ezekiel reversed this defeatism with divine authority, declaring that which God revealed to him: "The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision." Also God said, "There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done." Ezek. 12:22, 23, 28;

The Blessing of Forgiveness
October 1, 1966

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