|As for ourselves,
what is required of us is to meet the crisis with calmness and courage., and, not simply
to give way to unmanly grief, but to do all that is necessary that practical wisdom demand
's of us in the circumstances.
our social reactions at that time, we have to learn a great lesson from the sympathy and
fellow feeling which all relatives and friends and even outsiders show to us and overcome
once for all our littleness or hardness of heart, our pett interests and other mean things
that have been corroding our lives. We should also make up our minds in future, to help
others in similar circumstances and, in act, tocultivate the kinship and love of all men.
And lastly we should take care to see that even the greatest
calamity that overtakes us does not make us lose our religious faith. On the contrary, it
should make us more humble in the eyes of God, is should deepen our sense of the
mystery of life, and it should make us remember how many people in the world have
suffered and are suffering from similar and even far greater calamities.