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WHERE DO WE STAND?

From the June 1959 issue of The Christian Science Journal


In his most famous oration, Patrick Henry, the noted American patriot, spoke lines which have echoed through history, but it is not always remembered that he asked, near the end of this often quoted address: "What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?" Perhaps no more stirring query could be directed today to the individual seriously in need of awakening himself to a challenge regarding his purpose in life, his true desires, motives, aims, and the extent of his earnest effort for their fulfillment. Paul epitomized his noble Christian aims for himself and for his fellow men when he wrote to the Philippians ( 3:13, 14 ), "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.