CHAPTER XVI
VISIONS AND REVISIONS

OUR NEWS broadcasts shout continually these days about the danger of war. Of all the skills man has mastered, his ability to make war has been developed to the highest degree. We have spent and will spend billions to prevent any other nation or group of nations from taking away what we consider our most priceless possession, freedom. If war comes, every scientist in the country will offer his services to the Government. Our ablest ones will join their best brains and skills in a supreme effort to give all the help they can. And that will be of great proportions.

And yet, we are still convinced that right is might. We spend only millions to develop the moral and spiritual values of our youth. Yet, if we can mobilize all the resources we have at hand for the purpose, I believe that that is sufficient for us to make even greater progress than we have in the art of war.

The longer I try to evaluate the potential of the spiritual inheritance God gave man, the more convinced I am that a level of social order is possible for us, incalculably greater than our present one. To be sure, "vicarious sacrifice" may replace "high standards of living" in our system of values, and "returning good for evil" may be our substitute for "national sovereignty," but those who have faith in the power of Christian principles will encourage our youth to try it.

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