Taken from "Range Finders" 1941 booklet given to all members of the US Armed Services in WWII by the YMCA.

By Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 03, 2014
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A SQUARE DEAL BY HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK


Justice, or a square deal, in Jesus' eyes, involves abstinence not only from deliberately unfair judgment but from all hasty, contemptuous treatment of our fellows. Who can measure the harm done daily in the world by spoken scorn? How it withers the fine spirit of men, and rouses rancor and bitterness! It discourages hope, blights confidence, breaks friendship and leaves everywhere a trail of disheartened resentful lives. The Psalmist is right: to walk in the counsel of the ungodly is bad enough, to stand in the way of sinners is worse still, but to sit in the seat of the scornful is worst of all. No good thing is safe from an unjust tongue.

To be just in speech, never saying of another what we would resent if said about ourselves, to love our neighbor's reputation with our tongue as much as we love our own----is that an easy standard to attain?

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