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The Quest of Our Lives

I was in England after the wretched Munich Pact when the country ran away from its moral obligations, choosing to put material safety above spiritual integrity. Never had the people been more unhappy, bewildered and disintegrated. I found them again after Dunkirk. They had risen to the challenge. Still free to choose safety, they had chosen the almost certain ruin of their individual lives and the total and final ruin of their country. I have never been among a people so serene, so proudly, cheerfully self-confident. They had stood fast in their citadel and were safe.
The citadel is within all men and women of good will. To find it is an individual quest-the most urgent, significant quest of our lives. Once we have rejected material assets as safeguards, which they are not, we can accept them gratefully for the real good they can do us, sharing them with each other as fellow pilgrims should. We can march out of our invulnerable selves, all banners flying, to take risks, seize opportunity with strong hands, meet change with willing adaptability. We shall be often hurt. We cannot escape sorrow and pain and disappointment. But like death itself they will have lost their sting. Our heads may be bloodied. They will not be bowed. In a real, abiding sense we shall be safe.
Copyright 1948, The Reader's Digest Assn., Inc. (The Reader's Digest, May, '48)

Speed the Parting Guest
SAYING GOOD-BYE is one of the fine arts. How often one says goodbye with thanks, and then the hosts say, "But we are coming to the station with you!"
"Now don't do that," I beg; "I shall find the train all right." But with a mistaken sense of hospitality, they insist; the train
is late; one finally descends to idiotic remarks, "See the steam coming out of that engine!" When my train at long last arrives,
the relief is equally welcome on both sides.

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