This week’s homily

By the Rev. Thomas M. Boles, Ph. D. DMin. D.D.

Perhaps more than any other leader in theĀ 20th century,
Winston Churchill rallied a nation to believe in what it could do.

His speeches during World War II not only express resolution, but a profound peace of mind and a feeling of “rightness.” Here are some of his words to England and the world:

“You ask what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by
sea, land, and air, with all our might and all the strength that God can give us. You ask, What is our aim? I can answer in one word:
Victory, at all cost, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall
fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

What wonderful words to adapt to any fight against evil!

Success comes in cans; failure comes in can’ts.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Philippians 4: 13

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