The Kinship of Spirit

All men long for a right understanding of kinship. Every one in his innermost heart desires to know how to bring about in his living that true sense of relationship which will result in blessing and blessedness, not only to himself, but to others. From the human standpoint, many fret selfishly over their inability to win the good which they feel should be found in right relationship; while to the unselfish there is no disappointment so keen as that which comes from the recognition that they have failed—from one cause or another—to convey happiness to those with whom they have been associated.

Nothing can be of greater importance to every one than a correct understanding of relationship. All know that they exist in the midst of relationship in some form, since it would be quite impossible to imagine any one so isolated that he would not be conscious of some sense of it. Existence without association would not be existence, for its selfcentered limitation would necessarily reduce it to its own nothingness. The world has heard a great deal on the subject of relationship, but it has not reached satisfying conclusions in regard to it, since the fluctuating happiness and frequently recurring misery which are apparent to-day are the proof of its failure to gain a correct comprehension of the joy true relationship must include.

November 1, 1922

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