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by Jim Downs - Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 8:49 PM

101:3.17 ... the amazing exhibition of such extraordinary and unnatural reactions to his material environment as are illustrated by the foregoing recital of twelve spiritlike performances in the presence of the actual and trying situations of real human existence. And there are still others.

JD: Two of these include the phrase 'in the face of.' But all 12 indicate this virtue in the face of difficulty premise. Some of the 'others' they refer to are listed in the UB to wit:

(22:2.3) Every ascendant mortal of insurrectionary experience who functions loyally in the face of rebellion is eventually destined to become a Mighty Messenger...

(25:1.6) ...Sorrow cannot exist in the face of the consciousness of divine duty faithfully performed.

(26:5.3) ...these ascendant children of time...exhibit indomitable courage in the face of immensity...

(76:1.4) cope with the realities of life in the face of the natural hostilities and incompatibilities of mortal existence...

(100:4.1) ...conflict persists only in the face of refusal to espouse the higher values connoted in superior meanings.

(102:0.2)  ...bravely struggles on in the face of the mechanistic sophistries of a material philosophy

(127:6.12) Jesus... knows how to carry on in the face of disappointment...has learned how to be fair and just even in the face of injustice.

(156:5.17) ...the measure of your human strength of character is your ability to resist the holding of grudges and your capacity to withstand brooding in the face of deep sorrow.

(186:2.5) Jesus had acquired that type of human character which could preserve its composure and assert its dignity in the face of continued and gratuitous insult. He could not be intimidated.

(194:3.12) Pentecost endowed mortal man with the power to forgive personal injuries, to keep sweet in the midst of the gravest injustice, to remain unmoved in the face of appalling danger, and to challenge the evils of hate and anger by the fearless acts of love and forbearance.

(196:0.5)  ...Nothing was able to tear [Jesus] away from the spiritual anchorage of this fervent, sublime, and undaunted faith. Even in the face of apparent defeat or in the throes of disappointment and threatening despair, he calmly stood in the divine presence free from fear and fully conscious of spiritual invincibility.