Roosevelt said, “Faith is power!” Prime Minister Churchill said, “When men are under
stress, they will turn to faith.”
We can only imagine the endless pressures placed upon these two men and their inner
anguish over every lost life and battle with no end in sight. Both understood the necessity
for a projection of calm and encouragement to the people of their nations. They dealt with
the strain of their offices with eloquence and dependable authority. Both had the support
of their citizens, regardless of their station in life.
My father, who had grown to manhood in London, held great admiration for Churchill
and quoted him enough times when I was a girl to stimulate my interest in seeing Into the
Storm. Now, I will never forget Churchill’s resounding pronouncement, “…this is the
lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or
small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
Churchill was speaking to his compatriots both at home and at battlefronts on foreign
shores. London was being bombed by the Nazis and thousands of the British were killed
or wounded, thousands more suffered from food rationing, loss of significant income, and
unremitting worry over how they could survive one more day. How is it possible to not
be deeply affected by Churchill’s words that reminded them of the inner strength,
optimism and perseverance that comes from their faith in a Higher Power?
Never give in. As a Science of Mind practitioner, I have worked with many over the
past decades who needed this reminder during their own moments of faltering faith,
moments that required hard decisions. Some faced life and death situations not unlike
those who still experience the traumas of war. Some were in the throes of a life-
threatening illness, loss of job, failure of a marriage, or financial ruin. Some dealt with
rejection, loneliness, or the inability to end their own addiction to a substance that could
temporarily soothe the agony that crippled their will to live joyously.
Never give in. Never give up. Not for any reason.
I have already recounted a few of my personal trials and a few of the distractions that
worked continuously on my willpower to put me off course; but, on contemplation now, I
know none of them compare to those of the millions who suffer paralysis or the
amputation of limbs or who have daily travails that originate from a lifetime of poverty,
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