Now is a great time to be alive. Discoveries that have taken place within our lifetime are both wonderful and terrifying. The possibilities of what man can do seem unlimited but the value of any new discoveries will depend upon how they are used - for destructive or constructive purposes, to hurt or to heal, to hinder or to help. How we respond will depend on how strong within us is the desire to serve, upon whether or not our love for others is greater than our fear of others, upon the extent we are willing to sacrifice and place service above self, upon how much we are willing to give for the sake of the welfare of all. The extent to which we are committed to ordeals will determine the use we make of power, for ultimately the spiritual will control the material.
~Paul S. McElroy from Moments of Meditation 1961