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" THE HOPE- UNDYING
y Did you ever come home in the evening-, ligh't your pipe, and
just think, cjyer things? Matters have, perhaps, gone just a bit
..wrong all day. iYou are especially tired and the wifey is worn out,
r and thebaby's got the croup, and your niail consisted of a hunch of
ill, unpaid bills. Then the oaner. too. handed vou chunks of gloom.
tfaw-Over in Russia they were sabering men and woinen and children;
' iu ,vjci niduy inp cgai miners were on,strxKe; nere in our gwn country
, national leaders Were bfetraying the people and judges were favoring
. , tlje, corporations. i ( '
k And just about that time you got one of the most terrible moods
of manAthe What'S'the-use?' mood-. - i
f Butl somehowjr-it all-. pass,es away and things begin "to look
brighterJ'again. You simply cah't help t. There is a something
beyond you that forces you on.
That something has beenfiat Workfbr millions of years. It
started with' the first spark of animaUife on the globe a mere mic-
Iroscipal (fell which -was Stomach' and little else. Btjt the great urge
j was there and tediously through the ages upon ages the mere speck
J of life has been developed through all the intermediate stages, until
we now liave man not yT entirely beyond the brute, but aspiring
to the angels. ,v , y
f "-, Under the greatWge each animal species .has been perfecting
itself in it!kind; each has, developed spme special tajents or traits,
erfur or feather covering' so as o make life just & bit easier for the
generations that were to follow.
And so it is with you. You will go on fighting through the
,.-jnjsfcJand darkness, aspiring" toward the light. 'The great urge will
wiplet you rest. Willingly or tinWilfifigly, you must go on fighting
to make this1 a better world -in which to live.
i Dimly in the hak of beyoridyou forsee a world in which justice
truly reigns; 'in which your children's children will have an qual
chjuree in the world; in, which might will no longer 'be right ;go!d
Lra wu nD jonger oe tne unrersa goa ; man win no longer De iooa ior
T -cannon. Irithe back of beyoncL you forsee a world in .which love
- sBalltruIe. k ,'.'..
v - lt is this evolutionary (Urge, this undying hope in the heart of a41
i)f uVthat moves us on sometirrie's ever so slowly, but none the less
surety toward that ultimate goal which-we wjll"never see, but which
we must help achieve with blood and -sweat and tears of gladness
N far-generations yet-unhbrn.