Green Fields at Home

Beauty, plenty, harmony, love, are divinely natural expressions of Life; and it is possible for these qualities to be brought out most richly in all true existence. To many people their sense of life may seem monotonous or disappointing; whereas it should be beautiful. Youth looks forward with great expectations, hoping to obtain in the future wonderful things: it is a time of desire; nothing seems too great to be accomplished, nothing too good to come true; it sees itself in the future in the center of enchanting activities. Middle age often finds disappointment, when really, if Life's laws had been understood, that which was true in youth's outlook would have been realized.

"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." These words of Christ Jesus point to a hidden law. Hidden it seems to be, for so few, comparatively, understand it. Hope of an existence full of good is right, and need not be disappointed or unfulfilled. God's man expresses perfect life. "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder" means that man has dominion, and that obstacles are to be used by us as stepping-stones to rise higher in the knowledge of divine power.

The Growth of the Church
January 26, 1924

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