Dear N,

I was trying to remember a phrase in my copy of Peale’s book. It was from Psalm 27. It was something about being confident. Having confidence is something we all need, but it kept escaping me. Eventually I opened the King James prayer book in our village church. The first line is enough:

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should arise against me, in this I will be confident.