Press on! Press on!

BESIDE the highway of life sit thousands of thought weary travelers, not taking a single step toward the city of God, the consciousness of man's glorified unity with his creator. Why have they halted? Some, because they believe that the way of spirituality is too hard; some, because they are not sure that peace or health or joy can be found on this road. Others are not moving onward because they are looking backward; while others are peering so far ahead that they cannot see the road at their feet. To all who are tarrying by the roadside the voice of Truth calls, Go forward! One cannot mentally stand still anywhere on the road of eternal Life; he must forever move steadfastly on toward perfection, with firm, resolute thought-steps. Every slightest overcoming of evil with good, every petty purpose forsaken, every erroneous human yearning quenched in the divine, every sense of self vanquished by Christliness, are steps gained. Thus is the journey taken by each one, and in this way alone can the goal of Godlikeness be reached.

Paul, who was one of the most inspired thinkers of any age, spoke earnestly of man's need of forever pressing on toward spiritual living when he said: "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." In the grandeur of humility, he recognized that nothing was of importance but progress toward the prize of his high calling. In steadfast allegiance to this ideal he said: "This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind . . . I press toward the mark."

"Ho, every one that thirsteth"
January 11, 1930

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