Most of us have had times in our lives when the routine ups and downs of life have been pushed aside by some new and drastic challenge. Perhaps we've suddenly run into fierce personal attack—hatred, prejudice, or unyielding opposition of some sort. It may almost seem we have been thrust back into a Biblical time of persecution, a time of lions' dens and fiery furnaces.
At such times there is need for rising to the occasion and finding we have the courage of a contemporary Daniel or Shadrach.
Right in the midst of such challenges it is possible to have the aid of two powerful helpers named Michael and Gabriel. Michael characterizes the spiritual strength that "fights the holy wars," and Gabriel expresses the tender presence of Love. Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy explains how they can help.