Faith is like private capital, stored in one's own house. It is like a public savings bank or loan office, from which individuals receive assistance in their days of need; but here the creditor quietly takes his interest for himself.
It is my strong contention that there is an infinitely higher thrill which, like climbing a mountain or singing a beautiful song, once experienced never stops begging to be repeated. That thrill has its beginnings in the private and personal discovery of revealed truth- the universal laws by which God is governed and by which he governs. It has its development in private and personal decisions to test that law through acts of faith followed by effort. And the consummation of that thrill comes in watching and, indeed, experiencing body and soul the miraculous unfolding of events as they proceed by methods far beyond our feeble capacities to dream of.
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
Private opinion creates public opinion. Public opinion overflows eventually into national behavior as things are arranged at present, can make or mar the world. That is why private opinion, and private behavior, and private conversation are so terrifyingly important.