and quoted him enough times when I was a girl to stimulate my interest in seeing Into the
Storm. Now, I will never forget Churchill’s resounding pronouncement, “…this is the
lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or
small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
Churchill was speaking to his compatriots both at home and at battlefronts on foreign
shores. London was being bombed by the Nazis and thousands of the British were killed
or wounded, thousands more suffered from food rationing, loss of significant income, and
unremitting worry over how they could survive one more day. How is it possible to not
be deeply affected by Churchill’s words that reminded them of the inner strength,
optimism and perseverance that comes from their faith in a Higher Power?
Never give in. As a Science of Mind practitioner, I have worked with many over the
past decades who needed this reminder during their own moments of faltering faith,
moments that required hard decisions. Some faced life and death situations not unlike
those who still experience the traumas of war. Some were in the throes of a life-
threatening illness, loss of job, failure of a marriage, or financial ruin. Some dealt with
rejection, loneliness, or the inability to end their own addiction to a substance that could
temporarily soothe the agony that crippled their will to live joyously.
Never give in. Never give up. Not for any reason.
I have already recounted a few of my personal trials and a few of the distractions
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