For many years, the world has accepted the theory that the development of the highest order of things depends upon the survival of the fittest.
We read in the fourth chapter of Exodus that when Moses held a material rod in his hand—which was apparently a symbol of spiritual power—God bade him cast it on the ground, and the rod became a serpent.
Centuries before the Christian era, Jeremiah prophesied: "After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
In Luke's gospel, Jesus is reported as saying to his students, "Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: he is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Through a variety of modes and methods that exceeds the Babel of tongues, the history of individuals and mankind reveals a search for God, the Principle of all being.
Not to try intellectually to control the thinking and decisions of those around one may seem a great difficulty with those especially who have been many years in the teaching profession.