AND when the day of Universal Peace shall arrive, there will be fulfilled the promise of the Revelation, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away."
Now your Majesties, there is only one way that this promised day can come, and that is by the mind of man realizing it as a possibility. Would not any of you rather have history record that you had made possible that great day, would it not be a better crown to wear than the crown Alexander wore? Think of the change. No more war, no more suffering on the battle-field, no more widows and orphans made by wholesale murder, no more devastation of cities and fertile country. No more pensions, except the grateful gifts of a nation to its artists, its painters and authors and to the people who have lifted it up to peaceful pursuits. And all this is possible now by the combined act of you three; all the world will follow, if you will blaze the way.
That the God of Peace and not the God of war may be your God from now on, is my prayer, and that this book may be like the bird that returned to the ark with the sprig of the tree, telling of the day when the turbulent waters of hate will subside and the dry land of hope and the rock of peace be seen, so that the nations may build thereon, instead of upon the shifting sands of greed, hate, malice and material power.