From the days of the bronze ages when primitive men first discovered that if copper and tin were mixed a stronger metal resulted, to the days of the steel age when men discovered that if carbon were mixed with iron a still stronger metal resulted, the history of progress has been one of trial and error. In order to stand the added strain and stress that is being put upon us in these days, we need a tougher metal in our souls. The only alloy that can successfully strengthen and fuse with our impure hearts is love. Love is a concern for others that knows no limitations. Love is the ultimate in altruism. Such love can endure all things. When our souls are fused with such love, then the metal of our souls will be strong enough for anything.
- Moments of Meditation by Paul S. McElroy 1961