I was much touched by your letter of 19th instant. I wholly agree
with you that the number of years a person lives in this world is
of no consequence whether to him or to the world but even a day spent
in true service of man¬kind is of supreme and only importance.
I further agree with you that hope and faith are as often as not synony¬mous
terms. Of course good is eternal, evil transitory.
I must abide by my statement. There can be no place for a man of peace
in a society full of strife. Please do not look at my bad imperfect
English but consider the heart of my meaning. I am sure you will agree
with me that a man of peace is out of place in a society full of strife.
He must know this fact and yet work and act in that society. I wonder
if I have at all made my meaning clear. There is no such thing as
surrender in me to the spirit of evil.
I do hope that your physical illness is under control.
Love to you all,