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From the September 1923 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The spiritual seers of old believed that, whatever the situation, God was able to control it and to protect his followers. Often divided from their people—as in the cases of Joseph and Daniel,—held captive in alien countries with institutions and religious beliefs opposed to theirs, in the serene security of spiritual understanding they demonstrated the beautiful spirit of their religion, while Truth reflected gave to their lives a marvelous dignity.